Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tuesday 29th October: DOUBLE-BILL! Julian Costello Quartet + Matthew Read’s Quartal

Next up at the Amersham Arms we are pleased to be playing host to two wonderfully contrasting bands…and all for just £5! Come and feel the noise from 8.30 next Tuesday…

The Julian Costello Quartet

Julian Costello – Tenor and Soprano saxophones

Patrick Naylor – Guitar

Alex Keen - Double Bass

Milo Fell - Drums

The Julian Costello Quartet plays contemporary music that incorporates a range of different grooves, moods and colours, its textures both tuneful and melodic. Some of the tunes are really structured and scored while others are more free-flowing and left to chance. Playing tenor and soprano saxophones and composing all the music. Julian sees the group as his heritage to ‘jam’; improvise and see what happens. The rest of the quartet feature very much as equals rather than as accompanists, and Julian tries to think of his solos as conversations with the rest of the group rather than traditional solos with rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment.

To date the group has released a number of recordings, their most recent being Edge of Distinction and Cake and Consequences. For more info, check out Julian’s Website:

Matthew Read’s ‘Quartal’

Laura Jurd – Trumpet

Helena Kay – Alto Saxophone

Elliot Galvin – Piano

Harry Pope – Drums

Matthew Read – Double Bass

Quartal is an exciting new Quintet of young London-based musicians playing original compositions by Matthew. Calling on influences as diverse as Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, Brad Mehldau Trio, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler and Eric Dolphy, Quartal creates an eclectic blend of open-formed improvised music. For a sneak-preview of Quartal click on the link below:

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