Monday, 25 February 2013

SECollective @ The Spice Of Life Soho (monthly residency)

Thursday 28th February
SECollective @ The Spice Of Life, Soho: 

Jon Shenoy's DRAW BY FOUR & Sam Bullard's PEOPLE & PLACES

SECollective members Sam Bullard & Jonathan Shenoy take their saxophonic wizardry and compositional alchemy to the Spice next Thursday 28th as part of our monthly residency. Check it out!
[Doors open: 6pm, Music 8-11pm £8/£5 MU, student/advance 6 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NA]

Jon Shenoy's DRAW BY FOUR

Jon Shenoy - tenor sax
Kristian Borring - guitar
Will Bartlett - hammond organ
Dave Hamblett – drums

This group take the classic 60s organ quartet, a line-up steeped in tradition, into new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism. Mixing stark ethereal voices with gritty Hammond boogaloo, organist Will Bartlett (veteran NYJO pianist) draws on a wide palette of sounds that build the foundation for an infectious mix of groove-based original compositions, enchanting ballads and unique arrangements of avant-pop songs.

Sam Bullard's PEOPLE & PLACES

Sam Bullard – Saxophones/Bass Clarinet
Matt Ridley - Bass
John Blease - Drums
Will Gibson – Saxophones/Clarinet/Flute
George Hogg - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Tom White - Trombone

Sam takes you on a tour of real and fictional people he has met and places he has been. Get ready to be transported to the inspiring dramatic cliff top landscape of ‘Treyarnon Bay’ in Cornwall, and take a waltz with the happy-go-lucky protagonist of a Mary Ann Shaffer novel in ‘Juliet’s Dance’. Join him on an intriguing night out with the ‘Cockermouth Girls’, and nurse your hangover with an afternoon of lower league football at the ‘Weston Homes Community Stadium’!

‘People and Places’ is a flexible ensemble which morphs from classical quartet to improvising jazz trio and jazz sextet with consummate ease. Chorales contrast with free improvisations, latin grooves contrast with driving swing and brooding ballads.

As a musician known for his exceptional facility, versatility, eclectic tastes and humour,Sam will lead you thorough an engaging and entertaining concert of original music and improvisation.

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