Wednesday 12th October 2016
- Thursday 13th October 2016
£20.00 - £42.50
Get ready for SOIL AND “PIMP” SESSIONS, a wild sextet that formed 15 years ago in Tokyo and have gone on to considerable international success via exhilarating festival performances from Glastonbury to Montreux. The group are well-known on the jazz scene in Tokyo, where they started out in 2001 before going global in 2004 with their critically acclaimed debut album, Pimpin’. The BBC’s Gilles Peterson has always been a supporter, playing tracks from Pimpin’ (Waltz for a Goddess, A Wheel Within a Wheel) on his Worldwide show and inviting them to play his clubnight in London back in 2005. In the same year, they won the John Peel Play More Jazz Award at Peterson’s annual Worldwide Awards.
Despite calling their style of music “death jazz,” their high-energy performance is all about engaging listeners with a wild blend of bop and acid-jazz. Indeed, band member Shacho bears the title of “agitator” and is responsible for ensuring lots of interaction between the players and the audience. This uniquely entertaining band has just released its tenth album, Black Track, and features Tabu Zombie trumpet, Motoharu saxophone, Josei piano, Akita Goldman bass, and Midorin drums.
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