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The Cloudmakers Trio

The Cloudmakers Trio

Jazz / Experimental London, UK  UK


  • 2014

    Sep 28

    Bristol, BST, UK | 7:30pm

    The Cloudmakers Trio The Hen & Chicken, 210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF Sunday 28 September Doors 7.30 for 8.15pm start £14/£12 (OAP’s/students) Jazz Jim Hart (Vibraphone), Michael Janisch (Bass) and James Maddren (Drums) Normally this trio has Dave Smith on drum kit but he’s of touring with some bloke called Robert Plant? Good for us; as in his stead we get another chance to see and hear the incredible talent of James Maddren on skins. Plus; with the speed, accuracy and swing of American émigré bassist Janisch, and the effortless lead from Hart we have a gig to relish. "The cream of London’s first calls rhythm section players." - Jazzwise Magazine For sometime now Jim Hart has steadily created a reputation for taking this partly forgotten instrument back to full status as a frontline jazz instrument of note, using the Vibraphone in new and percussively melodic ways. He is now the ‘go to guy’ in the UK for mallet work, and his International regard is also rising. In the States the established players such as Gary Burton and Joe Locke; who took up the mantle from the likes of Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson changed the perception of this instrument and have now seen a new breed of young players come through such as; Chris Dingman, Matt Moran and Jason Adasiewicz in the USA. Similarly, UK players such as the great Orphy Robinson led the way here, using Vibes as well as Marimba to change the concept of what this instrument can achieve. Jim Hart has taken up the baton and sprinted ahead with others such as Lewis Wright also moving onto a new track. Cloudmakers Trio play original music that lies somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition. They aspire their sound to defy category yet draw influences from a diverse range of music traditions, while maintaining devotion to raw energy; in-the-moment risk taking, a dedication to groove and rhythm, all with strong melody. They take themselves and the listener through their music, to that place that only exists when musicians of this level come together to perform with true empathy. Aptly titled and ferociously skilled, The Cloudmakers Trio is one of the most exciting contemporary groups working in creative music today. "The vibraphone remains one of the great unsung heroes of jazz's arsenal but young British virtuoso Jim Hart has the wit and invention to make its mercurial charms immediately and abundantly apparent." - The Metro http://www.cloudmakerstrio.com/

  • 2013

    Jun 15

    London, UK | 8:00pm



Label: Whirlwind Recordings Ltd

Bio: Vibraphonist Jim Hart has established himself as one of the premier creative jazz musicians of his generation in the UK. His new group the Cloudmakers Trio plays original music by Jim that lies somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition. It features his regula...See Full Bio

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