Both bands, known as heavyweight stalwarts of the UK jazz/improv/experimental scene, will be performing new material at Wharf Chambers on 21 November as part of their upcoming 6-date UK tour.
The tour includes the launch of WorldService Project‘s fifth album, ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’, released last year but performed live for the first time. To coin someone else’s words, the album ‘combusts with the band’s trademark blend of free-jazz pandemonium, pulse-quickening grooves, daggers-drawn sardonicism and audacious punk
abandon. The album perfectly channels the meltdown of modern civilization into a cathartic dance
party on the far edges of the lunatic fringe, with an open-armed embrace of all comers save the
power-hungry few that led us into this mess in the first place.’
Keyboard/vocalist Dave Morecroft has put together a streamlined group which includes bassist and vocalist Arthur O’Hara, saxophonist Ben Powling and drummer/percussionist Luke Reddin-Williams.
Leeds based, Mercury Prize-nominated, Roller Trio are back to share their electronic sounds interwoven with heavy and raw groove. This award-winning and Mercury Prize nominated band confirmed their place as one of the most forward-thinking ensembles in European jazz. ‘High-octane with deceptively catchy tunes.’ The line-up
includes Chris Sharkey, guitar, James Mainwaring, saxophone and electronics, and Luke ReddinWilliams, drums.
Feature photograph shows Roller Trio. Photograph by Dave Stapleton.