An afternoon of ground breaking fresh improvisation with performances from the extra-ordinary acoustic quartet The Shunyata Improvisation Group and the outstanding solo piano player Paul Taylor. With both performances making music in the moment you will hear accomplished spontaneous creativity.
Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation. The music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique.
In recent years, he has emerged as one of the most consistently interesting and innovative solo pianists, eschewing the conventional clichés associated with jazz improvisation in favour of an unorthodox, harmonically complex and often compellingly beautiful musical language that is often inspired by the classical tradition. Nonetheless, his playing also encapsulates the restless capacity for invention that is a cornerstone of jazz.
Paul Taylor was a 2018 northern line R6 ambassador artist supported by Jazz North, using public funding from Arts Council England.
The Shunyata Improvisation Group
The Shunyata Improvisation Group play an extraordinary style of music; intimate, distinct, quiet, acoustic, entirely composed in the moment with each of their concerts providing an immersive meditative experience. Inspired by Zen approaches to art, emphasising spaciousness, the group explores both textural and melodic forms of improvisation. .
The group have released two albums, featured on the seminal Tusk Editions compilation album series, played the Tusk and Djazz festivals and have broadcasts on Radio 3, Tusk TV and Panic Radio France
The musicians of the Shunyata Improvisation Group are:
John Garner –Violin, John trained in classical, jazz and South Indian music. He has an impressive discography and toured at home and internationally. John combines immaculate technique with a fearless musicality and free-wheeling improvisational aesthetic
Mark Carroll –Cello, Mark is a composer, cellist, and pianist. As a composer, he has been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta and performances of his works include in the Royal Festival Hall and on Radio 3; as an improvising cellist he enjoys exploring the wider timbre possibilities of the instrument. Mark performed a solo electric cello improvisation at the 2016 Tusk Festival at the Sage Gateshead
NofC –Voice, melodeon, percussion. As an enthusiastic amateur, NofC has sung in multiple large and small choral contexts over a great many years, learnt melodeon via the Sage-based Folkworks programme, and performed improv with Cooking with Three and Newcastle Improvisers Workshop.
trubba not – acoustic guitar, trubba not has performed hundreds of concerts over several decades as a jazz and ambient guitarist. trubba not has a direct, spacious style seeking to emphasise the natural clarity of the acoustic guitar.
AT THE GLOBE
Unreserved seating. Names of ticket holders will be on the door. We do not send out physical tickets.
Children and young people under 16 years old may attend events accompanied by an adult (age over 18). They are not allowed to enter the premises after 9pm and they must leave the premises by midnight. Under 16s are not allowed to purchase soft drinks, but they may consume soft drinks bought for them by their accompanying adult.
16 and 17 year olds are allowed to attend events unaccompanied by an adult and they may purchase soft drinks. They must leave the premises by midnight.