A night of improvisation from some truly special players. Plus dazzling solo piano set as support from Monty Oxymoron (Keyboard player from the Damned)
MARCELLO MAGLIOCCHI: drums/percussion
Musical explorer, has performed and recorded in many and variated musical universes in addressing different languages such as jazz, the instant composition, live music for silent movies and more, interacting with the worlds of dance, theatre.
Currently its rhythmic timbre research takes the form of sound experiences with musicians from around the world by participating or organizing different ensembles of improvisers, video materials, electronics.
Since 1974 has worked in several projects (concerts, recordings, jam sessions etc) involving the most significant musicians of jazz and Italian artists and ioprovisers in the world scene as: Mal Waldron, Peter Kowald, Jim Dvorak, Steve Potts, Joelle Leandre, John Tchicai, Beniat Achiary, Carlos, Zingaro, Evan Parker, Michel Godard, Tom Varner, Harri Sjostrom, Sakis Papadimitriou, Kent Carter, William Parker, Adrian Northover, Daniel Thompson, Maresuka Okamoto, J.M.Van Schouwburg, Marcio Mattos and other guests
ADRIAN NORTHOVER: saxophones
Playing and recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers), Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, John Edwards, The Custodians, and various duo CD’s with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others.
He has performed at many international festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, Victoriaville, Leipzig Jazz Festival, Tallin Festival, Arkangel Jazz, Freedom Of The City and others.
Current projects include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, Vladimir Miller Quartet, Hogcallin’, a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus , and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea, also projects with Neil Metcalfe (flute), Sue Lynch (sax), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), Tristian Honsinger (cello), Marcello Magliocchi (drums), Phil Gibbs (guitar) & Maresuke Okamoto (cello).
Recent Cd releases include ‘Ag’ with Steve Noble & Daniel Thompson,
Five by the Runcible Quintet,
Last Man In Europe (Remote Viewers),
The Dinner Part with Vlad Miller and Pierpaolo Martino,
Wintertide (Notes From Underground),
Moribund Mules and Musket Fire by the Custodians.
Adrian is also involved with Indian music ( Jazz Thali ) and works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino), and helps run the Horse Improvised Music Club.
NEIL METCALFE – flute
has been active on London improvising scene since the 70’s.
He has played with, amongst many others ; Evan Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Dunmall, Lol Coxhill and Tony Marsh and was a member of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, considered by many to be the flagship European Improvising Ensemble. His current output includes CDs with Paul Dunmall, Alison Blunt, Hanna Marshall and the Runcible Quintet.
GUS GARSIDE: double bass
These days concentrates on improvised music, free jazz and contemporary compostion. As well as playing in many one off improvising or contemporary music situations he regularly performs in Arc (a string trio with Sylvia Hallett and Danny Kingshill), The Static Memories ( an electronic duo with Dan Powell) and the Ron Caines trio.
Over the years it has been my honour to perform with a host of wonderful players including – Marcio Mattos, Lol Coxhill, John Russell, Alice Eldridge, Kay Grant, Luo Chao Yun, Shih-Yang Lee, Guy Evans, Sylvia Hallett, Adrian Northover, Marcello Magliocchi, Maresuke Okamoto, Ron Caines, Matthias Boss, Jacques Demierre, Paul May, Martin Archer, Phil Minton, Cath Roberts, Evan Parker, Alison Blunt, Hervé Perez, Johnny Hunter, KIm Macari and Roger Turner.
MONTY OXYMORON - Piano
“To see Monty improvising on solo piano is an unmissable experience”
Keyboardist for the Damned since 1996, Monty is a multi-instrumentalist and can also play (in addition to Keyboards) Guitar, Bass Guitar, Marimba, and all sorts of hand percussion. Has also been known to play objects not designed as musical instruments.
A keen musical improviser since an early age, today he continues to improvise with the Brighton "Safehouse Collective" in both open sessions and gigs.
In addition to playing in Rock bands, solo gigs and a Jazz band, he has also accompanied contemporary dance classes and performances, worked with poets and with a theatre company. In 1987 he performed in cabaret with Ian Smith of the "Zap Club" for ITV's P.O.V. broadcast.