Wednesday 8 June 2016, 8pm
This year is the twentieth anniversary of Confront Recordings, the label I started way back in 1996 when I was just a little boy. There is plenty of celebratory activity planned including two seperate festival nights arranged at Cafe Oto. (Mark Wastell www.confrontrecordings.com)
John Butcher / saxophones
Michael Francis Duch / double bass
***UK Premiere Performance***
The newly formed duo of John Butcher and Michael Francis Duch debuted at the Jazzfest Trondheim, Norway in May 2015. This concert at Cafe OTO marks only their second outing and UK premiere performance. They have a CD release on Confront Recordings entitled FJORDGATA.
Matthew Bourne / piano
Steve Davis / drums & percussion
Dave Kane / double bass
Bourne / Davis / Kane are one of the most sought-after jazz trios in the UK and Ireland. Emerging from the Leeds music scene, the trio met for the first time in 2002, playing a completely improvised set at the Belfast Festival at Queens that was regarded as one of the festival highlights. They have toured and recorded extensively since. Each member of the trio is an adventurous musician and composer in his own right, wowing critics, breaking boundaries and challenging conventions. Bourne / Davis / Kane have a CD release on Confront Recordings entitled BROKEN LIGHT.
Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as THE SEEN for over a fifteen years. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, THE SEEN never stays static.
Phil Durrant : modular synth, objects
Phil Julian : electronics
Clive Bell : woodwinds
Mandhira de Saram : violin
Chris Burn : piano
Jennifer Allum : violin
Otto Willberg : double bass
Graham MacKeachan : double bass
Henry Bowers-Broadbent : electric piano
Mark Wastell : tam tam, gongs, cymbal