Jobic Le Masson (France), Sensaround (Australia, Scotland) & JY Lee – Tuesday 4 June

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A double bill!

 

Jobic Le Masson:
Jobic Le Masson is one of France’s finest contemporary jazz musicians. His piano playing is fierce and hard swinging, reminiscent of the grit and power of Andrew Hill or Thelonious Monk, but with the angular melodies of an Eric Dolphy converted to the piano. His album “Hill” on Enja Records was given a rating of 92/100 from Jazz.com and described as having “strong roots, tons of musicianship and a vision that goes far beyond.”

Jobic Le Masson will perform two sets:

1) Solo Piano

2) Quintet featuring:
Lucien Johnson – tenor saxophone
Jeff Henderson – saxophones
Eamon Edmundsen-Wells – bass
Chris O’Connor – drums

 

Sensaround:
Alister Spence (Sydney) – Fender Rhodes, pedals, percussion
Shoeb Ahmad (Canberra) – Boss SP 303 + Akai MPX, analog synths, pedals
Raymond MacDonald (Glasgow) – alto + soprano saxophones

Australian/Scots electro-acoustic trio Sensaround work in a unique middle ground between melodic jazz ambience, ghostly dub and post-punk experiments as lo-fi rhythms press up against woodwind melodies and Rhodes tones are set awash in free percussion.

‘A wonderfully dense and intriguing ambience.’
Cyclic Defrost

‘It takes electro-acoustic improv into strange subaquatic realms.’
The Quietus

‘Flurried textures and spooked tangents’
Mess+Noise

‘Beautifully sculpted and improvised music, an empathetic sonic conversation.’
The Wire

 

Presales $15 from undertheradar.co.nz
Door sales $20

 

Supported by Michael and Jenny Rains and the French Embassy of New Zealand.