Sunday 16 February 2014

Upcoming Discus concerts in March

Discus Music, a label run by musician and composer Martin Archer, have been in touch to spread the word about two concerts in Sheffield in March featuring Northern Line group Engine Room Favourites and Coastguard Allstars.

Sat March 1st 2014
8.00pm - 10.00pm : £5 waged £3 unwaged
Over The Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Sheffield S11 9AU

Coastguard Allstars

Martin Archer - woodwind, electronics
Hervé Perez - woodwind, electronics
Stephen Chase - strings, objects
Jez riley French - amplified objects
Philip Thomas - piano
with Jimmy Spaceman - live visual projections
DUO set by Mick Beck - tenor sax, bassoon & Philip Thomas - piano

First concert for a couple of years from this occasional group which brings together a number of highly individualistic improvisers from the worlds of both purely improvised music and of improvisation based contemporary scored music. For this performance the group will be working for the first time with a live processed visual element created by Jimmy Spaceman especially for this performance.

Sun March 9th 2014
8.00pm : Admission £7 waged / £5 unwaged
Millennium Hall (Polish Catholic Centre), 520 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PY


It's taken a year to get round to a second concert by my fantastic new group which includes some rising stars from the UK jazz scene alongside some crusty old mavericks. You decide who is which:

Martin Archer - saxophones and clarinets : Mick Beck - tenor sax and bassoon : Graham Clark - violin : Laura Cole - piano : Corey Mwamba - vibraphone : Seth Bennett - double bass: Pete Fairclough - drums : Johnny Hunter - drums : Walt Shaw - percussion : Steve Dinsdale - percussion

Expect a collage of intricate yet spacious AACM informed JAZZ, based on the group's second CD "Bad Tidings from Slack Water Drag"
This large group concert is made possible through funding from Jazz North's Northern Line scheme.

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