Saturday 13 April 2024, 7.30pm

Photo by Guy Bolongaro

أحمد [Ahmed] – Day FourPat Thomas / Antonin Gerbal / Joel Grip / Seymour Wright

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Delighted to welcome back أحمد [Ahmed] for a four-night residency to coincide with new album, Wood Blues on the Astral Spirits label. Their 2022 residency here was a real highlight for us and this should be four nights to raise the roof and lift the spirits.

an excerpt from Edward George's 10,000+word liner-note 8 page booklet that comes with the double LP:


They are, Seymour said, in movement, and in keeping with their claim, their music is, like a Brownian bridge, an A&J Tranean train, a Byrdian plane, or a Blountian space-time myth-machine, a way of playing themselves into the historio-graphical hands, or better yet, the loving arms, or perhaps, to be precise, the metaphysical embrace, of ‘a new creative space’, and playing is a way, the only way, when you think about it, of getting and staying in movement, the only way of staying ahead of themselves. Staying ahead of themselves was always important, and tricky too: they were on the (musical) trail of someone who preceded them, was ahead of himself, or at least ahead of his own epoch, the late 1950s, and theirs, the late 20th and early 21st century, in which he was, before they found him (or he found them, the way music finds you — and finds you out) present as no more than a discographical evanescence

Pat Thomas / piano
Antonin Gerbal / drums
Joel Grip / double bass
Seymour Wright / saxophone