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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 at 7:30pm
An extremely rare opportunity to hear four of the most exciting and sought after musicans in the UK in the beautiful, intimate acoustics of the Forge.
Orphy Robinson – tuned percussion
Rowland Sutherland – flute
Paul Clarvis – percussion
Liam Noble – piano
“Global Sounds” is a collection of world class artists from all musical backgrounds brought together for a festival at two of the best venues in Camden Town – The Forge and Green Note. The artists taking part hail from all over the Globe – the UK, Colombia, Poland, Gambia, Cuba, Venezuela and the United States of America. The musical scope of their performances will be even wider.
Global Sounds is curated by Magnus Mehta.
Vibraphone player Orphy Robinson and Flautist Rowland Sutherland are well known for their technical brilliance and creativity on a variety of instruments, and have a well documented history of collaboration. During the mid 80s Orphy and Rowland were key members of The Jazz Warriors – a hugely influential big band initiated by Courtney Pine, whose mission was to celebrate black British musicianship
Fellow Warrior Gary Crosby describes the group:
“I’ve never felt anything like that energy – raucous, raw …the power and the wildness of the soloing, it was so exciting….. once we got to the meat of the music, there were fireworks… “
The pair have collaborated on projects that include Orphy’s Blue Note recordings and bands such as Annavas, Creative Force, and the Nubian Vibes Ensemble. Both musicians bring a wealth of experience to the stage drawn from their work with many leading artists. Their credits include: Airto, Nigel Kennedy, David Murray, Andy Sheppard, Jazz Jamaica, the London Improvisors Orchestra, Joss Stone, Mica Paris, the Gnawa Musicians of Morrocco, Olodum, The Philharmonia, Jean Toussaint and Frank Wess.
Percussionist Paul Clarvis and pianist Liam Noble are highly regarded for both their solo output and for their work with artists such as Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Beckett and many others. Through his “Village Life” label, Paul has recorded countless albums with many of the greatest musicians in the UK, and he is renown as a session musician, having played on hundreds of movie scores such as Stars Wars, and the Bourne Ultimatum.
Liam is one of the world’s most sophisticated pianists having achieved notoriety through his releases on Basho records. Dave Brubeck heralded that Liam’s “Brubeck” recording was “an inspiration and a challenge for me to carry on in the avenues you have opened”
Liam talks about his duo with Paul:
“Paul and I met playing with American composer Moondog. We devised a duo to play a medley of West Side Story music, but eventually abandoned that project and started to interpret a variety of songs from both the jazz and popular music worlds….the music we play is a free improvisation on these songs with an emphasis on space and melody…”
In 2006 the pair recorded at Abbey Road studios. “Starry Starry Night” – a tribute to Clarvis’ father – was the result, described by the Guardian as: “exquisite and casually joyous music making between consummate improvisers”
Doors open at 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm
The Forge can accept only cash on the door
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