concert

ENGINE ROOM FAVOURITES

Martin Archer - sopranino, alto & baritone saxophones

Mick Beck - tenor saxophone, bassoon

Laura Cole - piano

Corey Mwamba - vibraphone

Graham Clark - violin

Seth Bennett - bass

Peter Fairclough - percussion

 

 A rare appearance from this superb band led by sax player and musical explorer Martin Archer.  Comprising some of the most energetic and independently minded creative musicians in the North.  Inspired by the jazz avant garde, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Leo Smith and Anthony Braxton, the music is orchestrated and percussive, with strong links to jazz and blues, and open spaces for improvisation.

 

This is likely to be the band's only Sheffield appearance of 2015, and celbrates the release of second CD Bad Tidings From Slackwater Drag.

 

NB due to reasons of space at the Lescar, this is a slimmed down version of the group, minus three of the four percussionists.