Joe Wright is an award winning saxophonist and electronic musician based in London. He has performed around the UK in a variety of settings, from his solo work to groups such as duck-rabbit and ensembles with musicians such as Terry Day, Mark Sanders, Alex Ward, Hannah Marshall and more. Listen to Yarrow
An intensely physical double-bassist Guillaume Viltard was one of Café OTO’s first associate artists – he has played and performed with musicians as diverse as Otomo Yoshihide and Kan Mikami, Louis Moholo-Moholo, and Evan Parker. Particularly memorable was a sensational solo set in support of Marc Ribot. Most often his work has been in the ‘classic’ jazz format of saxophone/bass/drums: from trios with the late Tony Marsh and Shabaka Hutchings, to most recently Eddie Prévost and Ken Vandermark.
His uncompromising, physical and rhythmic approach to the double-bass – always acoustic, adamant – connects to jazz learning from sources as diverse as Jean-Jacques Avenel, Barre Phillips, Johnny Mbizo Dyani and Ronnie Boykins.
Since late summer 2013 he has been part of a group of musicians playing, pushing and learning day and night in the OTO project space, for example Steve Noble’s (new) Quartet. Listen to a solo on Youtube
“Were new phenomena to come into being in front of an audience, and were the audience open to them, a powerful confrontation would occur. Were this to occur, the scattered nature of social thinking would gather round certain bass notes; certain deep aims would be refelt, renewed, reasserted. In this way the divisions between positive and negative experience, between optimism and pessimism, would become meaningless” – Peter Brook – The Empty Space
Tom Wheatley is a double bass and electric bass player based in, and native to, London. He plays to open the bass – sonically and physically, musically and surgically – as to open suppressed musics. He is actively involved in new music communities of London and elsewhere, playing with Seymour Wright, Hebronix, Eddie Prévost, John Edwards, CYNTHIA, Mark Sanders, Yoni Silver, Billy Steiger, Denis D’or, Ute Kanngiesser and many others. Listen to a solo Here
Door 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5