Ivo Neame Quartet

Friday 4 November 2022
1:05pm - 2:00pm
Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall
Concerts and performances
General public

Over the last ten years, Ivo Neame has led ensembles that have performed all over Europe at notable jazz festivals and venues.

The music – Ivo Neame (piano) George Crowley (tenor sax) Tom Farmer (bass) Dave Hamblett (drums) – is an exploration of contrast and represents an ongoing quest to house multiple musical styles and influences under one roof. This varied mix of sonic landscapes springs from a desire to find emotional resonance with audiences in as many ways as possible.

The styles of the pieces range from serene, calm and reflective atmospheres to intense, high-octane, polyrhythmic grooves. Improvising is at the heart of the band’s approach to dealing with all of these musical structures, ensuring the fresh uniqueness of each performance. The musical influences range from rhythms derived from West African and Carnatic music to harmonic inspiration from jazz musicians such as Kenny Wheeler and Keith Jarrett. A number of these pieces have been recorded and released via Edition Records and Whirlwind Recordings.

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