Thursday 14 March 2019, 7.30pm
Frédéric Blondy / piano
Bertrand Denzler / tenor saxophone
Jean-Luc Guionnet / alto saxophone
Jean-Sébastien Mariage / electric guitar
Edward Perraud / percussion
In 2019, Hubbub celebrates its 20th anniversary. At the crossroad of different worlds, the group comprises five musicians with activities in various fields. Together, they work on the sound matter to create a moving electro-acoustic space inhabited by layers, distensions, imbrications, pulsations, dots and lines. Thanks to the longevity of the group, Hubbub has developed an own universe, which is more than just the sum of its parts.
“Imagine the opening fanfare of Strauss’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra slowed down so it takes a year to play.” – Daniel Spicer, The Wire
Founded in 1999, Hubbub has played dozens of concerts in France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Serbia, USA, Canada, Brasil and Colombia. The group has published three albums on Matchless Recordings – the label of Eddie Prévost, who'll be performing a rare solo set tonight – and one on For4Ears Records, Günter Müller’s label, as well as a DVD on OE dans l’O in collaboration with Clotilde Aksin. Recorded in 2018, a new CD is in preparation.
Eddie Prévost plays with immense fire, grace and invention. Founder of the essential AMM, collaborator of the greatest improvisers internationally, since the 60's he has kept a continuous contact with the scene and always manages to invent anew his contribution to "meta-music".
“Prévost's free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” - Melody Maker
“Relentlessly innovative yet full of swing and fire.” – Morning Star