Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms
US vibes player Jason Adasiewicz brings his Sun Rooms trio to the 2013 Cheltenham Festival. As a former drummer, his music is quite literally hard-hitting - the force of his mallets getting the instrument to resonate, in his words, "to the point of distortion". His emphasis on timbre reaches beyond power, though, finding subtle shadings that lend his vibraphone a distinctive and wholly contemporary sound. Adasiewicz has a grounding in straightahead jazz but also in the avant-garde of his native Chicago. Sun Rooms explores the interplay between the two, with Mike Reed on drums and Devin Hoff on bass.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.