An evening of Solos and the Trio
Ian McLachlan : trombone
Daniel Thompson : acoustic guitar
John Edwards : double bass
Doors 7pm | music 8pm | entry £8
Ian McLachlan started a life of Free Improvisation in 1970. Prior to this he was in a quartet as jazz (bebop) drummer playing in night clubs in the south of England. Ran a music library in Highbury tech college concentrating on avant garde U.S and the Free music scene of England … In Hull he formed a duo with bassist/tuba player Dave Ellis where he switched to saxophones… In Oxford played drums in a duo with Pat Thomas in 1980. In London formed a long standing trio with Steve Noble and pianist Alex McGuire 1984. In 1983 co-ran the Klinker with Hugh Metcalfe…
He has played with various improvisers and focussed on trombone and euphonium, playing with Neil Metcalfe, Hugh Metcalfe, Kay Grant, Marcia Mattos (duo), Adam Bohman, Film Maker David Leister and many more…
Daniel Thompson is a guitarist and improvising musician currently living in Hackney, London. He was born in Norfolk, England in 1981 and other than a couple of years playing violin as a child, his musical studies didn’t seriously begin until his late teens. Largely self-taught, after moving to London in 2006 Daniel embarked upon a life changing period studying with the guitarist John Russell for two years, who “provided me with one of the richest and most rewarding musical experiences of my life”. A part of the fertile London improvising music scene Daniel has also played at many other venues across the UK and Europe.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.