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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Percussionist Eddie Prévost is joined by some of the young guard of improvisers he admires.
Eddie Prévost - drums
Guillaume Viltard - double bass
Nat Catchpole - tenor saxophone
Jamie Coleman - trumpet
Eddie Prévost is a percussionist of immense fire, grace and invention and one of the most important figures in British improvised music. Prévost was one of the founders of the essential AMM and has collaborated with the greatest improvisers internationally. He has kept a continuous contact with the scene since the 60's 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
Since moving to London in late 2007, bassist Viltard has worked with many of London’s best improvisers, forming strong associations with the circle of musicians centred on Eddie Prevost's experimental workshop, becoming a mainstay of the London Improvisers Orchestra, and playing in a great free jazz trio with Tony Marsh and Shabaka Hutchings.
"London-based tenor player Nat Catchpole's approach to the instrument perhaps in some way parallels Ami Yoshida's so-called 'howling voice' technique. His unamplified laminal abstraction seems to be concerned with the basic building blocks of duration and timbre, in stark contrast to sound that is electronically generated and processed in the digital domain. He is strongly motivated by the political dimensions of freedom and his playing is simultaneously cool, intense and assured." ONGAKU:enjoy_sound
Jamie Coleman is an accomplished trumpet player and has been playing with Nathaniel Catchpole, Alex James, John Edwards and Eddie Prévost and many other improvisers.
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