Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla
World-class piano and violin. 30 January
Woven Entity are a unique proposition. Built round the percussive talents of Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Gordon and Paul May (whose credits range from Groove Armada to Beth Orton to The Brand New Heavies to Alexander Hawkins), they offer a wholly improvised and extremely rich stew of spiritual afro jazz, dubby post punk, lo-fi electronics and eccentric ethnological forgeries. Comparisons have been made to Sun Ra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Can, to name but three. Bassist Peter Marsh and frequent collaborators keyboardist Ben Cowen and rising star saxophonist Julie Kjaer complete the lineup.
The band have their first CD released by Babel records in September.