Thursday 02 May - 7.30pm
THE CLOUDMAKERS TRIO with IAIN BALLAMY solo
With their uncompromising approach, Cloudmakers Trio effortlessly marry the complex with accessible, the improvised with the composed. Their music lies somewhere between New York’s downtown sound and the modern European tradition and demonstrate what is possible from the under-exploited format of the vibraphone trio.
Leader Jim Hart has developed a highly personalised voice on the instrument including preparations to enrich the acoustic sound of the vibes. While pushing the boundaries of what can be done with this instrumentation Cloudmakers Trio remain devoted to in the moment risk taking, a deep groove and strong melodies.
Jim Hart (Wynton Marsalis) – vibraphone
Michael Janisch (Quincy Jones) – bass
Dave Smith (Robert Plant) – drums
Iain Ballamy solo
The evening will start and finish with special appearances from one of the UK’s most versatile and prolific saxophonists/composers, Frome resident Iain Ballamy. Iain will open the concert with a solo performance and then join Cloudmakers Trio at the end of their set for a quartet extravaganza!
Iain Ballamy – saxophone