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Blow The Fuse – Tomorrow The Moon

Blow The Fuse continue their exciting Tomorrow The Moon series, featuring exciting young female-led groups

J Frisco + Deirdre Cartwright, Kathy Dyson’s Free Spirit
An evening in which both groups feature women exploring exciting live interplay, melody, fragments – oh and several guitars!

J Frisco are 2017 winners of ‘Jazz North Introduces‘ an award that gives assistance and festival exposure to emerging bands.The all-female trio J Frisco contains Jemma Freese on keys, Lara Jones on saxophone, and Megan Roe on guitar. Contrastingly, they include poetry and art pieces in their music, and this young band create an exciting experimental side live.

Free Spirit is the new duo featuring two of the UK’s top guitarists Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson. Known for their work in celebrating the music and memory of Emily Remembered, this project celebrates the present. Two guitars with guitar effects, loops and vocal, and interaction with the audience to create melodic pieces and soundscapes.

Cartwright and Dyson exchange murmuring lines on Softly after a theme of gleaming harmonics, and push each other more insistently in the later stages of a live All the Things You Are. Cartwright’s lilting bossa Hello World and the earthy, clanging blues catch the ear, but it’s the free-flowing, improvised 8 on 12 and a brooding and then reharmonised Afro Blue that avoid the more routine aspects of traditional standard-song jazz jamming.”

                                                                                       John Fordham, Guardian

Kathy Dyson and Deirdre Cartwright are both superb players albeit with contrasting styles that, nevertheless, complement each other perfectly”.

Lance Liddle, Newcastle gig review

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