We’re very happy to welcome Tom Ward’s Madwort Sax Quartet to Hundred Years Gallery for the recording of their debut album.
The band explores irregular grooves and unusual harmonies inspired by mathematics and numerology, framed by the intuitive expressionism of free improvisation. This is a challenging line-up that allows for beautifully blended harmonies, intricate polyrhythms and abrasive dissonances. Inspirations include the movement of the planet earth through space, Steve Coleman, pioneering saxophone quartet Rova, Tim Berne, and transcriptions of bird song.
The concert will be expertly captured by the technical wizardry of Alex Bonney for a future release. Having played a sold-out gig at Manchester Jazz Festival in the summer – ably assisted at the last minute by LUME‘s own Dee Byrne – the quartet are now back on home turf for this special performance.
“The group’s sychronisation, the engaging, rounded brass sound and the impressive ease with which the four musicians blended to dish out a significantly distinctive musical proposition” – LondonJazzNews.com
Tom Ward alto saxophone/compositions
Chris Williams alto/soprano saxophones
Andy Woolf tenor saxophone
Cath Roberts baritone saxophone
Doors 8:00 | music 8:30pm | One Bank of England note
Advance tickets available here