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BLOW THE FUSE PRESENTS: ROZ HARDING’S SUPERMOOD + SOLAR FLARES

SUPERMOOD

Roz Harding – Saxophone
Mike Outram – Guitar
Jim Bashford – Drums

Modern music rooted in jazz. Experience music fueled by improvisation, movement and breath, dramatic rhythms and introspective melodies. Fresh from the recording studio, Supermood will be playing a live version of their soon to be released album.

‘Adventurous and moving’ – Deirdre Cartwright

‘Inspirational’ and ‘immense’ – Jazzwise magazine

INFLUENCES FOR THIS PROJECT INCLUDE KATE BUSH, BOB DYLAN, FREDERICK ALEXANDER AND HIS TECHNIQUE, ART PEPPER, JEFF BUCKLEY, PRINCE, NICK DRAKE, MANIC STREET PREACHERS & JACKIE MCLEAN

‘What really impresses is the way the group works together as a single entity with a common musical purpose, a focus on the material itself. Roz’s tunes, such as Fifty-two fifty, If you could, Sun wish and Yesterday I was on time, have many angular rhythmic and harmonic moments but remain accessible to listeners. The transition from composed to improvised sections was often seamless and the whole thing sounded very fresh and imaginative, free from the bebop clichés and Trane-isms which – liberating though they are – can actually straightjacket many a fine player. The Vortex jazz crowd loved it and their appearance here was an unqualified success. Their future looks exciting.’ – Martin King – Smiths Academy Informer

SOLAR FLARES

Louise Elliott – Saxophone / Flute
Deirdre Cartwright – Guitar
Alison Rayner – Double Bass

Latin and South African influenced tunes played by this imaginative and melodic trio. They first played together in the 1980s with the Guest Stars and in the Deirdre Cartwright Group. Their rapport is apparent and their individual sounds blend to produce an earthy, joyful delight in playing.

We’d like to thank the the PRS for Music Foundation for their support.

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