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Joe Morris/tony Bevan/dominic Lash/tony Buck Quartet

Fri 30 October 2009 // 20:00

(Fri 30th / 8pm / £7 advance, £9 on the door)

Tony Bevan, a member of legendary drummer Sunny Murray's European trio, frequent recording partner with the late Derek Bailey, and leader of the improv super-group Bruise, has turned the lumbering bass sax into an amazingly agile source of improvised magic (his tenor sax is pretty hot as well). For this gig he’s joined by Dominic Lash, whose recent exploits include touring with The Convergence Quartet and débuting a trio with English improvising pioneers John Butcher and John Russell. Boston-based Joe Morris is a brilliant but unflashy (and thus criminally under-valued) guitarist with a totally distinctive approach, built on fleet single-note lines and a great use of space. Australian drummer Tony Buck has a much higher profile through his membership of The Necks. and the ‘deep listening’ he displays at the heart of that cult trio makes him the ideal man to anchor this amazing band.

The WIRE Magazine called Joe Morris “the pre-eminent guitarist in America”. Down Beat Magazine called him "the pre-eminent free music guitarist of his
generation... ". Will Montgomery writing in WIRE magazine called him “one of the most profound improvisers at work in the US.” He cites Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Leroy Jenkins, Thelonious Monk, Jimi Hendrix, Anthony Braxton, Jimmy Lyons, Ornette Coleman and West African string music as major influences. He has performed with a wide range of notable improvising musicians including: Anthony Braxton, David S. Ware, William Parker, Matthew Shipp. Barre Phillips, Joe Maneri, Dewey Redman, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Andrew Cyrille, Kidd Jordan, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Fred Hopkins, and many others. He is currently on the faculty in the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department at New England Conservatory and in the Modern American Music Department at Longy School of Music.
Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia's most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects, equally at home in improvised music, contemporary composed music, jazz and rock . Apart from The Necks, he is probably best known as leader of hardcore/impro band PERIL and member of Kletka Red.

Support comes from The Fungus Moth and the Cube Orchestra