The forthcoming Saxoctopus album is now available to pre-order! Check it out on bandcamp here:
And in fortuitous style, Live at LUME is also released today, which features a track from AKW (the trio of myself with no-input mixer artist Richard Knight & saxophonist Sam Andreae):
When internet jokes attack! An eight piece all-saxophone improvising group!
Playing at the Vortex December 7th 2014 & The Family Album, Derby on December 9th 2014. Featuring Dee Byrne, Cath Roberts, Julie Kjaer, Rachel Musson, Oliver Dover, Colin Webster, Sam Andreae & myself. Chaos ensues…
The Saxoctopus / Sax Squid was sounding great last night! Now feeling very inspired to write some music for the ensemble’s debut gig this winter… Featuring Sam Andreae, Mette Rasmussen, Rachel Musson, Colin Webster, Julie Kjaer, Dee Byrne, Cath Roberts and myself! Photo by @mike__sands
Sunday March 2nd – Madwort’s Mechanical Mindset @ Jazz at the Salisbury, 8:30pm
The Mechanical Mindset featuring Dave O’Brien will be hitting North London’s Salisbury Hotel on Green Lanes, alongside the Josef Stout Sextet.
8:30pm at The Salisbury Hotel, 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, London N4 1JX
Monday March 24th – Trio Riot featuring the Saxoctopus @ Vortex, 8:30pm
A new collaboration has its first outing at Trio Riot‘s Vortex gig. After Trio Riot’s set, they will be augmented by a further six saxophone players (including myself) for a total of eight saxophones. Chaos ensues.
Tuesday April 22nd – Ti/om @ Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston
Ti/om will be playing at Dalston’s Servant Jazz Quarters as one of three Brockley-centric improvising duos. With the other duos Ripsaw Catfish (feat. Anton Hunter & Cath Roberts) & the duo of Colin Webster with Graham Dunning it promises to be a great night!
Thursday April 24th – Ti/om @ LUME at the Long White Cloud, Hackney
Playing at the lovely Long White Cloud cafe in Hoxton alongside Molino de Otoño, featuring John Garcia Rueda, Gabriella Swallow and Visa Kuoppala.
May – Philip Clouts Quartet
I’ll be taking the place of Carlos Lopez-Real for a few dates of the Philip Clouts Quartet. More details to follow…
- Fri 2 May @ Honiton, east Devon
- Sat 3 May @ Stogumber, north Somerset
- Wed 21 May @ Pembrokeshire