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Dave Tucker / Alan Tomlinson / Rachel Musson / Jim Lebaigue + Veryan Weston

A double bill of improvised and experimental sounds, full of surprise, invention, subtlety & wit.

Charm School:
Alan Tomlinson – Trombones.
Rachel Musson – Tenor Sax
Dave Tucker – Double Bass
Jim Lebaigue – Drums & Percussion


Veryan Weston
The breathtaking virtuoso pianist / improviser / composer will play a solo piano set.

Veryon Weston
“Veryan Weston is one of the most creative musicians in recent times – or, perhaps, ancient times would be closer to the truth, for what is new emanates from the old and what is old gives birth to the new. Weston presides over this conundrum like a medieval apothecary concocting brilliant and powerful and magical potions that take the form of musical scores invented on the spot where time and space collide.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ 2012.

Rachel Musson
Rachel is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK.

She has written for and recorded with her own band, Skein, which released a highly acclaimed album on F-IRE Records at the end of 2010. She was picked by BBC Jazz on Three to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival last year, and in the same year was nominated for a London Jazz Award. She has performed with Alcyona Mick, Han Bennink, Liam Noble, Gail Brand, Eddie Prevost, Olie Brice, Federico Ughi, Mary Halvorson, John Russell, Adam Linson, Sebastian Rochford, among many others.

“Musson screams and wails like a drunken ghost”, Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz

Alan Tomlinson
A Manchester-born musician who studied trombone at the City of Leeds College of Music. An active improviser since the early 1970s, he was also a member of I.L.E.A’s Cockpit Theatre Music Ensemble, Barry Guy’s London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Tony Oxley’s Angular Apron, and the Ballet Rambert Orchestra.

“A performer of uncanny precision … with apparently unlimited sound effects played brilliantly.’ John Fordham,The Guardian
‘Alan Tomlinson stormed away with the whole show.’ The Wire

Dave Tucker
Principal conductor/guitarist with London Improvisers Orchestra, Dave has toured and recorded with The Fall; recorded “School of Velocity” with Evan Parker, John Edwards & Steve Noble; “Ink Room” with Steve Beresford & Stephen Flinn; “Another kind of beauty” by Scatter; Phil Minton, Pat Thomas & Roger Turner, and many more besides.

Upcoming release “Blisters” with John Butcher.

Jim Lebaigue
Jim is the drummer and percussionist with Dreamtime.

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