Some fascinating programming from the F-Ire Collective coming up at the end of May.
At the Pizza Express in Dean Street on Saturday 22nd are three sessions
7pm Kit Downes (solo piano) and Partisans
10pm Partisans and Kairos 4tet
midnight-3am open jam session
This gig marks the entry of Kit Downes as a new member of the F-Ire collective. He explains some of the reasons behind this on a very interesting blog post.
The remainder of the events are at the new Pizza Express Music venue, the Pheasantry in Kings Road. Talking Sages is influenced by Steve Coleman’s M-Base and involves compositions using the speech-rhythms of freestyle rap MC’s, working live with improvising jazz musicians.
Sam Crowe Group (Album Launch)/ Talking Sages
George Fogel + friends’ ‘Keyboard Symposium’
Fred Thomas + Jiri Slavic / Tassos Spiliotopoulos Trio (Album Launch)
Fred Thomas + Jiri Slavic / Round Trip
Jonathan Bratoeff Quartet (Album Launch)/Porpoise Corpus
Will Collier Septet / John Turville Trio
Saturday 29th Portrait Bellevue / Shadow Writing
During the week there will also three CD launch parties:
Jonathan Brateff Quartet ‘Mindscapes’
Tassos Spiliotopoulos ‘Archipelagos’
Sam Crowe ‘Synaesthesia’