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Improv's Greatest Hits

Run Logan Run Album Launch + Screening With Yama Warashi, Greg Cordez Quintet

with Big Jeff DJing

Fri 27 April 2018 // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door

Run Logan Run


Run Logan Run is a head on collision of pounding tribal drums and screaming guttural saxophone. Architects of intense contrast, the duo’s diverse and precise instrumentation regularly flirts with fragility and raw power.

‘The Delicate Balance Of Terror’ was produced by Danalogue & Betamax (The Comet Is Coming) and is filled with contemplative deep jazz moments lodged in cyclic hypnotic trances, which are pushed to their very limits by ruthless drum sections.

The night will also feature a début screening of The DBT Trilogy, shot and directed by Chris Lucas.


Greg Cordez Quintet


A set including brand new material to feature on his future third album, Greg will be joined by Pete Judge (Trumpet) Steve Banks (guitar) Mark Whitlam (drums) and Jake McMurchie (sax)

UK-born, New Zealand raised, Cordez has lived and worked in London, Madrid, and New York City. A busy bassist, composer and educator now settled in Bristol. He has recently worked and collaborated with a number of excellent and innovative musicians including Patrick Wolf, Jim White, Merz, Iain Ballamy, Jason Rebello, Huw Warren, Sarah Blasko, Hayley Westenra, Tim Garland, Andy Shepherd, Pee Wee Ellis, Gareth Lochrane, Alan Barnes, Slowly Rolling Camera, Chris Biscoe, Martin France, John Law, Sam Crockatt, Sirius B and Dave Dobbyn.

In 2013 Cordez started work on his project and the début album ‘Paper Crane’ was released in 2015 to critical acclaim with performances at London, Manchester, and Bristol Jazz Festivals followed.

The second album ‘Last Things Last’ was recorded at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn. This project features leading improvisers Steve Cardenas, Allison Miller, Kirk Knufke and Michael Blake. Released earlier this year, it has since garnered much praise including being picked as an editors choice for DownBeat Magazine and numerous other main publications across the pond as well as here.


Yama Warashi

https://www.yamawarashi.com › video

Aka Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara with eclectic band members.  Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori (盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power station and broken O.

Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains.


Big Jeff DJ


Jeff will be playing an eclectic mix of sounds for the eve!


"Disintegrating genre lines IMPROV'S GREATEST HITS is a new series of shows and forthcoming radio program dedicated to the recent eclectic explosion in Bristol of improvised based music as well as alternative jazz, challenging attitudes and distorting normal promotion of both"