Music : Steve Noble with Charlotte Keeffe & Alan Wilkinson. Sunday 13th February 15:30

The third in a series of Sunday concerts featuring drummer/percussionist Steve Noble in various collaborations.

First set : Charlotte Keeffe (trumpet) & Steve Noble (percusssion)
Second set :  Alan Wilkinson (bass  clarinet- clarinet) & Steve Noble (percussion)

Doors 3:30pm | music 4pm | entry £8 (cash only on the door)

Steve Noble is London’s leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O’Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more. In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90).

Charlotte Keeffe’s unique approach to the trumpet and flugelhorn, and passion for jazz, experimental and freely improvised music sees her becoming one of the most in-demand musicians currently in London. Charlotte leads her own quartet, and is also a member of LIO, Alex Ward’s Item 4, and 10 ensembles, as well as many other constellations.

Alan Wilkinson was a formative part of the Leeds experimental music scene in the 80s, founding the Termite Club and as part of the ferocious Hession/Wilkinson/Fell trio. Since relocating to London in 1990 he has continued to play and promote the music and remains one of the most powerful saxophone voices around today, recently adding bass clarinet to his usual Alto and Baritone. He has played with Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Chris Corsano, Akira Sakata, Thurston Moore, Spiritualized and many others, and is currently active with his Norwegian quartet Akode, Wilkinson/Edwards/Noble, amongst many other projects.

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