The Madwort Sax Quartet have our first two gigs outside London coming up!
First up is One Note Sunday, a monthly night run by Corey Mwamba. We’re playing on Dec 2nd from 7pm. See also the facebook group.
Then on Tuesday night (Dec 4th) we’re playing at Efpi Record’s Freedom Principle opposite the Anton Hunter Trio. This gig will finish with a one-off collaboration between the two groups playing some tunes from Cath Robert’s Quadraceratops!
We had a great time playing at the Salisbury pub, and Geoff Winston has written a very kind review of the band on the LondonJazz blog:
“Ward was not to be typecast – there were strong echoes of Moondog’s spiky, unyielding structures and the mathematical syncopations of Reich and Glass, as well as the joyous intensity of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, but maybe at the core was a link back to Les Six and Francaix’s fleet and agile saxophone pieces. The group’s sychronisation, the engaging, rounded brass sound and the impressive ease with which the four musicians blended to dish out a significantly distinctive musical proposition made for a perfect opening sortie, and suggested that we may well be hearing much more from them.”
Thanks to a cancellation, our new saxophone quartet has its first gig this Sunday, courtesy of Jazz @ The Salisbury! We’ve one half of a double-bill, it starts at 8:30pm, and it’s £5 to get in.
A couple of weeks ago, the sax quartet went down into the underground music bunker that is House of Strange to do a spot of recording, ably assisted by Ash Gardner and Dave O’Brien. Watch this space for the results!
Further recordings from the rehearsal room:
We had our first rehearsal a couple of days a go – edited highlights on Soundcloud! Bear in mind that everyone’s playing it for the first time…