Three Solos : Ab Baars / Luis Vicente / Olie Brice. Wednesday 5th December 20:00

Ab Baars – Dutch musician-composer and bandleader Ab Baars performs on tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi. He focuses mainly on Ab Baars Solo, Baars-Buis, Fish Scale Sunrise, Perch Hen Brock & Rain, Ab Baars Trio, Duo Baars-Henneman and the ICP Orchestra.  Baars’ music has been characterized as joyfully obstinate, but surely appealing and as colourful as it is astonishing. It embodies the best typically Dutch improvised music has to offer. Although he seldomly uses recognizable song forms or ongoing swing rhythms, the music stays catchy, because it is stripped to the essence and clearly presented. Baars has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music performed in hundreds of concerts throughout Europe, North America, Brasil, Japan and Australia in the past 30 years.

Luis Vicente – Luis Vicente is a Portugese trumpet player and composer. He has played in dozens of venues and festivals in Portugal and across Europe, with musicians including John Dikeman, Alexander Hawkins and Roger Turner.  Currently he plays his own tunes in trio and quartet and is a member of : Vicente-Gebruers-Govaert; Chamber 4; Clocks and Clouds; Fail Better!; Twenty One 4tet; Vicente-Brice-Sanders; Deux Maisons; In Layers; Frame Trio; L3; Vicente-Marjamaki; Jasper Stadhouders’ International Improv Ensemble.  “Trumpeter Vicente is a significant emerging talent, a brassy, forceful trumpeter with a quick mind…”Stuart Broomer, Point Of Departure

Olie Brice – Olie Brice is a double bassist, improviser and composer.  He leads the Olie Brice Quintet, described by Richard Williams as “one of the most interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene”.  The Olie Brice Quintet have released two albums, ‘Immune to Clockwork’ in 2014 and ‘Day After Day’ in 2017.  He also leads an improvising trio, the Somersaults Trio, featuring Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders.  Brice is also in demand as a collaborator and band-member.  He has appeared with musicians including Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock and Ken Vandermark, among many others, and is a member of bands led by Dee Byrne, Alex Ward and Loz Speyer.  “Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting” – Brian Morton, Point of Departure.

Doors 19:30 | Music 20:00 | Entry: £6


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