The Hen & Chicken, 210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF
Sunday 22 October 2017
Doors 7.30, for 8.15pm start
£14/£12 (OAP’s/students) Jazz
Mark Lockheart (Saxes), Liam Noble (Piano), Jasper Høiby (Bass)
MALIJA is Mark Lockheart’s (Loose Tubes co-founder, Polar Bear) current small group with the amazing Liam Noble (Christine Tobin, Dave Liebman) on piano and Jasper Høiby (Phronesis) on bass.
They formed the group as a result of an invitation to perform at the Rochester Jazz Festival 2014 in New York and from the very first rehearsal had so much fun and musical empathy. They had all worked together previously on Mark’s 2009 album ‘In Deep’ but this time they all decided to share the writing between them and explore a sound world without drums.
The pleasure of this trio in their close relationship is infectiously evident all over the set.” The Guardian (UK)
This sophisticated, genre-bending trio has been delighting audiences since its debut album release “The Day I Had Everything” on Edition Records.
Driven by a commitment to ‘in-the-moment improvisation’ and collective musical banter, the band’s idiomatic sweep through bluegrass, tango, abstract grooves and shimmering landscapes is delivered with flair and playful abandon.
Three distinctive compositional voices, all hugely influential in the London scene, combine to form a unique sounding group
“….deliciously abstruse riches a-plenty, peppered with humour, melodic wit, irregular groove and a vivid descriptive quality.” MOJO
Malija has just recorded its second CD entitled ‘Instinct” and will be playing UK dates in their autumn tour and again in early 2018.
Top class Jazz from top musicians, early booking is advised??