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I Was There
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
8:00 PM
Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London, United Kingdom
Blow the Fuse celebrates 30 years 1989 - 2019 with their new season
RESISTANCE - 30 years of Blow the Fuse
ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet
★ Winners: Jazz Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
★ Shortlisted: Best Small Group 2018 British Jazz Awards
★ Alison Rayner Runner-up: Best Double Bass 2018 British Jazz Awards
Described by LondonJazzNews as 'a celebration of life itself' ARQ's music is 'inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic, possessed of a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality, frequently inspired by personal experiences' (the jazzmann.com).
Their combination of richly nuanced compositions with folk-infused grooves, skilful musicianship and a love of improvisation, creates a compelling and coherent whole. ARQ play 'songs without words' and are known for their vibrant, communicative performances.
Alison Rayner - double bass
Buster Birch - drums
Deirdre Cartwright - guitar
Diane McLoughlin - saxophones
Steve Lodder - piano
ARQ are currently previewing new music from their third album working title 'Short Stories' to be released later this year. They have UK festivals and club dates over this Spring and Summer, with national touring Autumn 2019-Spring 2020 to promote the new album.
'Inspired by real-world ideas, people and situations but infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventures' ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
'A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other' ★★★★ Jazzwise
With a support set from gavrielle gg:
American-born jazz influenced singer-songwriter guitarist, now resident in England.
Her debut album Playing the Changes was released in September 2018, produced by Carol Grimes and features a great line-up: Alison Rayner, Steve Lodder, Carol Grimes, Diane McLoughlin, Winston Clifford and Paul Cheneour.
www.gavriellegg.com.
Advance tickets £12, on the door £15
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