Every last Monday of the month we gather the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night of contemporary music.
Doors 7pm, with DJs in the bar.
Matthew Bourne is a true innovator at the keyboard, whose fearless and unpredictable music has permeated British Jazz at the highest level over the past decade. Whilst previous projects have ranged broken pianos, to improvisations around samples from The Simpsons – his latest offering Moogmemory (The Leaf Label, 2016) focuses in on an obsession with a certain 1982 synthesizer.
The Memorymoog is an instrument that has been described like 'having six wild mustangs pulling a stagecoach' – an untameable beast – and one that Bourne couldn't resist further complicating by having over 1,300 component modifications performed to obsessive, scientific specification.
Soloist - James Mainwaring (of Roller Trio)
Saxophonist James Mainwaring, of the Mercury Prize nominated Roller Trio, joins for a special solo set – not to be missed.
Opening Band - Family Band
(Tom Rivière double bass / Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor saxophone / Kim Macari trumpet / Steve Hanley drums)
Support this month comes from Family Band, a freewheeling powerhouse formed in Leeds, channelling the spirit of Ornette Coleman with fresh vigour.
Monday 24th April
Jez Nelson and Chris Philips present a night in tribute to one of Jazz's most mysterious and magnificent icons, Sun Ra. Celebrating the release of a brand new Sun Ra 7" vinyl on Gearbox records, the evening features music from:
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