We will be hosting the launch night of London Saxophone Festival this year with a killer line up of four acts, all of which use their saxophones in different but no less creative ways.
“Really good collective…Ethiopique, little bit spiritual jazz and banging” – Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music
Collocutor is the brainchild of saxophonist Tamar Osborn. The project grew from her wish to simply write the music that wanted to be written, rather than focus on a particular audience or context. As such the compositions draw inspiration from the many genres encountered over the course of a varied career, ranging from jazz, afrobeat, Indian classical and Ethiopian roots to polyphonic choral music and minimalism – the link being primarily modal music with a transportive effect.
Next up are a duo of Tomorrow’s Warriors alumni, Denys Baptiste and Binker Golding, both of whom will be bringing their quartets to showcase their two wildly creative jazz explorations with the sax.
And rounding off the bill will be a 20 minute solo improvisatory piece performed at the start of the night by cosmic jazz artist Nat Birchall, described by Gilles Peterson as “one of the best musicians in the UK, no question about that”.