Stuart McCallum 19 Feb
Bill Chatwin writes - "we have two offerings in February which are at different ends of the spectrum of music that we try to offer.
On Sunday 7th February - Protean Reality will be appearing with music at the 'improv and beyond' end. Protean Reality are;
Chris Pitsiokos – alto saxophone,
Noah Punkt – bass,
Phillipp Scholz – drums
“Here is one more – and particularly notable – example of the most blasting jazz made today. Protean Reality is a trio using the conventional instrumentation born with hard bop and free jazz: sax, bass and drums. But there’s nothing conventional in Chris Pitsiokos, noah punkt, and Philipp Scholz’s approach. With a clear reference to the New York no wave scene of the Seventies, here jazz meets noise meets contemporary classical music. Mix Ornette Coleman, Sex Pistols and Iannis Xenakis in your mind and you’ll be close to what’s inside the package. Intensity, immediacy and forward propulsion are key words to describe this music, but there’s also lots of lyricism and abstract detail to deal with in the three long pieces of this CD".
On Friday 19th February - Stuart McCallum will be delivering one of his fine performances at the New Music/Jazz end of our wide spectrum.
Stuart McCallum – guitars
Richard Spaven – drums and sampler
The tour follows the recent release of Stuart McCallum’s new album; the beautiful ambient-electronica-jazzsoundscape City from Naim. Stuart is widely recognised for his work with the Cinematic Orchestra. His latest project, The Breath, are signed to Real World and have just recorded their first album.
“contemporary jazzist plucking that weaves and caresses the ears sublimely” ★★★★★★★½☆☆☆ Flipside Reviews
“it’s beautifully relaxing to listen to” Toast, Sheffield’s Biggest Little Magazine
“Stuart McCallum has made an accessible, melodic album that deserves to be widely heard and appreciated” All About Jazz
“Dreamlike pieces” London Jazz News
“McCallum brings particular intelligence to music which overlaps ambience, chill-out, jazz fusion, acoustic and soundtrack” The Jazz Breakfast
N.B. For Fusebox, Stuart will be playing a solo set and a second set with Richard Spaven on drums, synths and electronics."
Doors open 8 pm, Music starts 8.30 pm. Admission price: £8/£6 on the door. At the Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College) Tel: 0113 245 4527.