(The Forge Camden, Monday 28th March 2011, Preview by Jack Davies)
Nestled in a quiet side street in Camden Town, The Forge is emerging as one of London’s finest jazz venues. The 28th March sees the peak of their programme of saxophone and drum duos (previous gigs including Andy Scott / Dave Hassell and Joe Wright / James Maddren), with Food making a rare London appearance.
Food represents the finest collaboration between British and Norwegian musicians: Iain Ballamy’s lyrical playfulness is offset by drummer Tomas Strønen’s immediately identifiable spacious, textural sound. With their latest record Quiet Inlet being released on ECM, and having worked with some of Europe’s finest musicians (including Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvaer), Food produce some of Europe’s greatest and most accessible improvised music.
The duo will be joined by current and former students of Iain’s from the Royal Academy of Music.
Jack Davies writes a great blog which also gives details of the regular Sunday night gig he promotes at the Moth London Tavern
Quiet Inlet by Food is on ECM