The Convergence Quartet’s UK Tour Dates

April 23, 2009

The Convergence Quartet

The Convergence Quartet, featuring cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, pianist Alex Hawkins, bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Harris Eisenstadt, will embark on a week long tour of the United Kingdom starting this Saturday.

04/25: Bristol Cube (Bristol)
04/26: Rising Sun Arts Centre (Reading)
04/27: Vortex Jazz Club (London)
04/28: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff)
04/29: Rainbow Club (Birmingham)
04/30: Afternoon workshop @ Oxford University (Oxford)
04/30: Denis Arnold Hall @ Oxford University (Oxford)
05/01: University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham)
05/02: Churchill College Recital Rooms (Cambridge)
05/03: Colchester Arts Centre (Colchester)

David S. Ware Track On Tonight’s Jazz on 3

January 19, 2009

Tonight’s episode of BBC 3’s Jazz on 3 features the track “Crossing Samsara” from David S. Ware’s Shakti, coming January 27th on AUM Fidelity.

This is Ware’s first studio recording since 2003, and the recorded debut of his newest working ensemble featuring guitarist Joe Morris, bassist William Parker and drummer Warren Smith.

During the segment, host Jez Nelson calls Ware “unquestionably one of the most forceful and original voices in contemporary saxophone” and Shakti  “a fabulous, welcome return”.

Listeners in the UK can hear the program, which also features an exclusive studio session by the Gail Brand/Mark Sanders Duo and tracks from other artists’ new releases, live starting at 11:15 p.m., while the rest of us can tune in via the show’s Web site for up to a week after it airs.

BBC 3’s Jazz on 3 Presents the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet Live at Vision Festival XIII

November 11, 2008

This week’s episode of Jazz on 3, which first aired in the UK on Monday night, features the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet‘s set from Vision Festival XIII in New York this past June.  

The group, which features Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Evan O’Reilly (guitar), Jessica Pavone (violin and bass guitar) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums), just released its second CD, Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths (hatOLOGY 675).

The show also features an interview with Bynum done in New York by the New York Times‘ Nate Chinen. Streaming audio of the entire program is available through next Monday.