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Kit Downes, Tom Challenger, Lucy Railton & Phelan Burgoyne

Today – 8pm

Kit Downes, Tom Challenger, Lucy Railton & Phelan Burgoyne

Kit Downes piano
Tom Challenger tenor saxophone
Lucy Railton cello
Phelan Burgoyne drums

‘Enticingly strange and wonderful sounds, so odd you can hardly believe it’s an organ making them.. a lightening musical intelligence’ Telegraph

‘It testifies to his world-class stature’ Guardian

‘One of the finest pianists of his generation’ Jazzwise

Kit Downes is critically regarded as one of the UK’s outstanding jazz talents and his initial organ recording ‘Obsidian’, released on ECM Label, a unique collection of sounds and colours, could have only been made by an improviser of subtle sensibilities.

Some of Downes’ earliest musical experiences were as a church organist and in recent years he has been exploring it’s sonic possibilities and idiosyncrasies, in improvisations and compositions both melodic and textural.

His second record for ECM Records – entitled Dreamlife of Debris– expands the sound world of his first (‘Obsidian’) into a larger ensemble – featuring piano and organ (Kit Downes), tenor saxophone (Tom Challenger), cello (Lucy Railton) and drums (Phelan Burgoyne). It is an aqueous study of subjectivity – an intimate response to the tactile, the elements, and a feeling of the subterranean.

Downes is bringing a new and highly personal approach to an instrument steeped in history and tradition – a tradition that he loves but is seeking to explore and abstract.

Date & start time:Today – 8pm
Venue:Hall Two
+ £3 booking fee.

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