MJC Presents: Svoboda/O'Connor/Green (Bris) & Laurence Pike (Syd)
This special double bill features a coming together of innovative artists from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Time and again, Brisbane has been a breeding ground for inventive improvisers who choose the path less travelled. Svoboda/O’Connor/Green brings together three such musicians who turned to jazz esoterica in their formative years: drummer Tim Green (Brisbane), double bassist Hellen Svoboda (Maestricht, Netherlands) and pianist Joe O’Connor (Melbourne). The trio’s lyrical approach is inspired by the innovations of Paul Bley, Garry Peacock, Paul Motion, Andrew Cyrille and Kris Davis. Their expansive ensemble flow is underpinned by simmering counterpoint and a sensitivity to improvised form - they patrol the quiet underbelly of free jazz.
Having recently launched his new solo album in Europe, Sydney percussionist/composer Laurence Pike is launching it in Melbourne in the second set. Operating at the cutting edge of the electronic, rock and jazz music worlds for almost two decades, he has been part of forward-thinking groups such as PVT, Triosk, Liars, Szun Waves, as well as duo collaborations with pianist Mike Nock. ‘Holy Spring’ is his second solo album for the UK’s The Leaf Label, and has earned him critical acclaim in the UK and Europe. Performing with little more than a drum kit and sampler, Pike's shamanistic solo performances are a transcendental journey through his own jazz history and the electronic experimentation of his bands.
"Full of morphing grooves and moods of imminent revelation, it’s a quicksilver delight” 4/5 The Guardian UK
|Doors Open||14 Jul 2019 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||14 Jul 2019 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||14 Jul 2019 7:30 pm|