Sunday 21 October 2018, 7.30pm
The Jadid Series ("new" in Arabic) is a new series of concerts curated by Pat Thomas featuring groups that have never played together or very rarely play together. Tonight's second edition features LUBB – the free improvising trio of Adam Pultz Melbye (double bass), Peter Ole Jorgensen (drums / percussion), and Pat Thomas (piano / Moog theremini / electronics). Tonight's performance is the final date of a European Tour.
Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill.
"Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude." - The Jazzmann
Peter Ole Jørgensen (Drums) has defined Danish improvised drumming for more than 30 years, releasing a stream of high-quality music on his own legendary label Ninth World Music with apx 50 releases.
Collaborations include Peter Brötzmann (The Wild Mans Band) Evan Parker, John Tchicai, Mats Gustafsson (Torden Kvartetten) Herb Robertson (Mokuto) and Pere Ubu frontman David Thomas among others.
Jørgensen composed music for more than 50 film and performances. Jørgensen and Pat Thomas have worked together since 1996 where Pat Thomas joined Jørgensens group Sweethearts in a Drugstore with Alan Silva, Axel Dörner, Phil Durrant and Johannes Bauer. Jørgensen and Pultz Melbye have worked in various groups with (among others) Tobias Delius, Mikolaj Trzaska, Michel Godard and Pierre Dørge.
Born in Ribe, Denmark in 1981. Currently living in Berlin.
Living in Berlin since 2013, Adam is an active performer as a solo artist and with numerous international projects. A fascination with resonance, acoustics and psychoacoustics has led to the development of unique instrumental techniques and approaches to the double bass that causes the instrument to sing and vibrate in original and unexpected ways.
As a composer, Adam has written acoustic and electroacoustic music for smaller and larger ensembles as well as theatre, dance and film and has created 3D-printed sculptured generated by sound and movement.
He has toured over most of Europe, US, Japan and Australia and appears on 30+ albums.
Bands and collaborations include (but are not limited to): Flamingo, LUBB, Ens Ekt, Julia Reidy, Mark Sanders, Evan Parker, Paul Stapleton, Akemi Nagao, Jenny Haack, Simon Rose, Chris Heenan, Christian Windfeld.