Article XI / Favourite Animals
Double bill seen by Ian at the Hexagon Theatre, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 05/12/17. Large ensembles Article XI led by guitarist Anton Hunter and Favourite Animals led by saxophonist Cath Roberts.
"An absorbing and intriguing evening of uncompromising music making at the interface where the composed and the spontaneous conjoin to rewarding effect."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.