Monday 9 May 2022, 8pm
Free Jazz from three of London's finest improvising musicians. The trio features Kit Downes (piano), John Edwards (double bass), and Andrew Lisle (drums). This will be the album release show for their record 'Multi-Directional', coming out on RawTonk Records.
Andrew Lisle is the London-based drummer who performs regularly with saxophonist Colin Webster and guitarist Dirk Serries, with releases on the Raw Tonk and New Wave of Jazz labels. He studied at Leeds College of Music, as well as having a period in Portugal working with some of Lisbon’s veteran improvisers. Now based in London, he works regularly with saxophonist Alan Wilkinson and clarinettist Alex Ward.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
Kit Downes is a composer, pianist and organist living in London. Kit has his own group 'Tricko' that he writes for and tours with, as well as working with 'Wedding Music' and many other musicians, composers, artists, organisations and instrument-builders.