Al Swainger electric bass & compositions
Joe Northwood tenor sax
Tom Berge piano
Jon Clark drums
Biophosmos : the Music of Chick Corea
Mix Chick Corea with Radiohead in a blender then use the resulting cocktail to write film music and you might get something a little like this...
“..the birth of a new layer of fusion... live sound design and live soundscape composition...beautifully and artfully intermixed with straight ahead jazz and improvisational mastery”
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The next instalment of Echo Musics residency at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Each month a different house band will perform a set of their own tunes before inviting guests to join in.
Tickets FREE ENTRY | Donations welcome
The Al Swainger Q*tet is a four piece jazz ensemble featuring extensive use of modern technology to take the artform in a unique and daring new direction. Appropriately enough for a first outing as a group the repertoire is currently based around the compositions of Chick Corea but reimagined for a new 21st century ar.
There’s a lot of variety amongst the material and it’s generally quite ‘up’, strongly melodic stuff. A mix of latin, fusion and ambience that goes down well with a younger crowd perhaps less familiar with ‘jazz’, as well as providing an alternative to the predominance of swing based acts, whilst still delivering high-quality improvisation to appeal to the more experienced jazz fan.
* We would like to keep this event free for everyone to enjoy, but would also like support the musicians that play for us. What we ask of you is to give generously to the bucket if you've enjoyed it. Every penny goes to the artists and the bigger the bucket the more likely they'll come and play again. *