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Andrew Lisle / Rachel Musson / Luis Vicente / Caius Williams [DOWNSTAIRS]

Doors 6:30 PM, Music 7:30 PM – 1 set(s) of music



Andrew Lisle – Drums

Rachel Musson – Saxophone

Luis Vicente – Trumpet

Caius Williams – Double bass



A concert of Free Improvisation from four of the leading voices on the UK/European scene.

Andrew Lisle – born and raised in Northumberland – now based in London. His quick and highly textural playing filled with rhythmic complexity makes him a highly in-demand member of the fertile jazz & improvised music community. In turns both propulsive and abstract, Lisle has worked with many leading voices on the UK and European improvised music scene, including Kit Downes, John Edwards, Alex Ward, Charlotte Keeffe, Ab Baars, Rodrigo Amado and John Dikeman, Colin Webster, Dirk Serries.

Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, and works regularly with Mark Sanders, Pat Thomas, Hannah Marshall, Julie Kjaer, Corey Mwamba, Olie Brice, Alex Ward, Alex Hawkins amongst others. She features on several releases, including a nonet featuring her composition ‘I Went This Way’ (577 Records), two with Shifa, feat. Pat Thomas and Mark Sanders, (577 Records), one with Mark Sanders and John Edwards (Two Rivers Records), trio with Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Babel), and Corey Mwamba (Takuroku).

Luis Vicente is a portuguese trumpet player based in Lisbon. He’s a very active musician, playing in several groups with diferent concepts – from totally free to composed music – having always present the sense of freedom, which he can never leave aside. He performed and recorded with Carlos Zingaro, Wilbert De Joode, Akira Sakata, Johannes Bauer, William Parker, Tony Malaby, Hamid Drake, Michael Moore, Roger Turner, Mars Williams, Jorrit Dijkstra, Jasper Stadhouders, Mary Oliver, Paal Nilsen Love, Joost Buis, Tobias Delius, Wolter Wierbos, Frank Gratkowski, Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Paul Dunmall, Olie Brice, Marco Franco, Mette Rasmussen, John Dikeman, Luke Stewart, Alexander Hawkins, Ziv Taubenfeld, Roberto Negro, John Butcher, João Lobo, Valentin Ceccaldi, Seppe Gebruers, Onno Govaert, Théo Ceccaldi.

Caius Williams is an improviser, bassist, and composer from London with a varied practice including improvised music, electronic music, and projects exploring experimental approaches to composition.
Alongside his involvement in various groups and partnerships in and around London, Caius works frequently as a bandleader, and has recently completed and recorded his first large-ensemble project (‘Thread’), and a solo project for double bass, released via Cafe Oto’s OTOROKU label. Some current collaborative/supportive roles include a duo project with guitarist Tara Cunningham, playing for songwriter and producer ‘feeo’, and recently working in ‘Lifetones’: a project led by Charles Bullen of ‘This Heat’, alongside working with many of London’s notable improvisers. He has been running and curating the ‘Grain’ residency at Avalon Cafe in Bermondsey for the last year, and is in collaboration with saxophonist Tom Challenger on releasing a series of recordings of improvisations and new works, recorded as part of the residency.

Photos credit (from left to right): Nuno Martins, Peter Gannushkin, Josiane Pozi, Cristina Marx.



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