Wednesday 23rd August 2017
£15.00 - £45.00
Tin Men and the Telephone is a trio of Amsterdam-based musicians that employs live electronics, projected visuals and audience participation, in combination with jazz and improvised music to create a one of a kind multimedia experience. Reaching beyond their primary sources of inspiration - the rich harmonies of classical music and modern jazz, or the visceral rhythms of hip hop and Balkan traditions - Tin Men look for the music in the sounds of everyday life, finding melodies in things that normally go unnoticed such as directions from car navigation devices, ring tones, the abrasive squelch of traffic noise or animal sounds. Through the subtle use of new techniques, music and ambient sound are interwoven so closely that novel experiences emerge. Seductive, funny, challenging, wicked, but always with great musical depth and strong rhythms, this is for those who want to hear and see something new!
Line up: Tony Roe (piano), Pat Cleaver (bass) Bobby Petrov (drums)
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Winners of last year’s Bremen Jazz Award, German group Trio ELF use drum 'n' bass, dubstep and hip-hop grooves as a jumping off point for improvisation with their warm acoustic sound, enhanced by the creative use of electronics. Trio ELF's musical ease stems from melodies of an almost hymnic quality, dazzling rhythms und surprising dynamic shifts, with critics both in Europe and Japan hailing their inspired interplay. Gerwin Eisenhauer's virtuoso drumming sounds like a drum machine come alive. He freely improvises with drum'n'bass or hip-hop grooves like any legend of jazz drumming would do with the swing rhythm. Walter Lang is one of Europe's most prestigious pianists and a celebrated star in Japan, his lyrically expressive melodies and energetic chords testify to his enormous musical versatility and creative spark. Bass player Peter Cudek is internationally acclaimed for his unique virtuoso style, effortlessly shifting from melodious counterpoint to deep synth-like grooves in the low register.
LINEUP: Walter Lang (piano), Gerwin Eisenhauer (drums), Peter Cudek (acoustic bass)