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Blink and Sam Crockatt Quartet at the Loop Festival

Jez Nelson presents concerts from saxophonist Sam Crockatt and his quartet, featuring leading British pianist Gwilym Simcock, plus trio Blink.

Jez Nelson presents two of London's fastest-rising talents in concert at the Loop festival. With saxophonist Sam Crockatt and his quartet, featuring college friend and leading British pianist Gwilym Simcock, plus trio Blink, whose debut album has received critical praise. Blending clean melodies with free interplay, Blink is co-led by bold young pianist Alcyona Mick and French saxophonist Robin Fincker, with Paul Clarvis completing the trio on drums.

The Loop festival was put together in honour of the London-based collective's fourth birthday in February 2009. It has a DIY approach to performing, promoting and recording music and, as a result, has become a breeding ground for innovative musicians in the city.

Playlist:

Excerpt from Happyby Sam Crockatt Quartet recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club on February 14, 2009 (details below)

CD track:

Artist: Get The Blessing (Jim Barr - bass, Clive Deamer - drums, Pete Judge - trumpet, Jake McMurchie - saxophones)
Track Title: Bugs in Amber
Composer: Barr/Deamer/Judge/McMurchie
Album Title: Bugs in Amber
Label: Cake

Get the Blessing perform on Jazz on 3's special Cheltenham Festival show at the Everyman Theatre. Tickets for the event are free but must be booked in advance, see cheltenhamfestivals.com for details.

Links:
http://www.theblessing.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/thisistheblessing

Blink recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club on February 14, 2009

Line Up:
Alcyona Mick (piano)
Robin Fincker (tenor saxophone and clarinet)
Paul Clarvis (drums)

Set List:
1 Mummy's boy (Mick)
2 She Languishes (Mick)
3 Hall C (Fincker)
4 Underfoot (Mick)
5 Crunch (Mick)

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/blinkloop
http://www.loopcollective.org

CD Tracks:

Artist: John Hollenbeck (Todd Reynolds - violin, Matt Moran - vibraphone, John Hollenbeck - drums)
Track Title: Gray Cottage Study No 6
Composer: John Hollenbeck
Album Title: Rainbow Jimmies
Label: GPE Records

Artist: Erik Friedlander (Erik Friedlander - cello)
Track Title: Block Ice and Propane
Composer: Friedlander
Album Title: Block Ice and Propane
Label: SkipStone Records

Artist: Flat Earth Society (Marc Meeuwissen - trombone/euphonium, Michel Mast - tenor sax, Benjamin Boutreur - alto sax, Luc Van Lieshout - trumpet, Peter Vermeersch - clarinet, Stefan Blancke - trombone, Teun Verbruggen - drums/dustbingrooves, Berlinde Deman - tuba/euphonium, Bruno Vansina - baritone sax/flute, Wim Willaert - accordion/keyboards, Tom Wouters - clarinet/vibraphone, Bart Maris - trumpet, Peter Vandenberghe - piano/keyboards, Kristof Roseeuw - double bass, Pierre Vervloesem - guitar)
Track Title: Vole Sperm Reverie
Composer: Peter Vermeersch
Album Title: Cheer Me, Perverts!
Label: Crammed Discs

Artist: Okkyung Lee/Peter Evans/Steve Beresford (Okkyung Lee - cello, Peter Evans - trumpet, Steve Beresford - piano)
Track Title: Egokrio-nar
Composer: Lee/Evans/Beresford
AlbumTitle: Check For Monsters
Label: Emanem

2009 Tour dates:

Erik Friedlander
2 May @ Concert Hall, Brighton Festival

Peter Vermeersch's Flat Earth Society
6 May @ Concert Hall, Brighton Festival

Okkyung Lee/Peter Evans/Steve Beresford
3 May @ Freedom of the City Festival, London

Links:
http://johnhollenbeck.com
http://www.erikfriedlander.com
http://crammed.greedbag.com/buy/cheer-me-perverts-2
http://www.myspace.com/okkyunglee
http://www.myspace.com/peterevanstrumpet

Sam Crockatt Quartet recorded at the Vortex Jazz Club on February 14, 2009

Line up:
Sam Crockatt (saxophone)
Dave Smith (drums)
Oli Hayhurst (double bass)
Gwilym Simcock (piano)

Set List:
1 Project One (Crockatt)
2 Breath (Crockatt)
3 Happy (Crockatt)

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/samcrockatt.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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