LJF 2015 (1 of 3):
Dinosaur | LABtrio
As part of a UK tour touching down in Newcastle, Oxford and Nottingham, M&F held an event at King’s Place in London as part of the festival with two leading contemporary bands.
The Mercury-nominated DINOSAUR (UK) is Laura Jurd: trumpet/fx, Elliot Galvin: keyboard, Conor Chaplin: electric bass and Corrie Dick: drums. Think Electric-Miles with a punk sensibility, these four powerhouse musicians are creating seismic shifts through the medium of electric trumpet.
LABtrio (BE) are three musicians with strong personalities, endowed with a fresh and adventurous approach to music. Pianist Bram de Looze, bassist Anneleen Boehme and drummer Lander Gyselinck have been working together since 2007, combining urban jazz with electronic music and improv.
Both bands played a set of their original music, followed by the ‘fused’ ensemble of all 7 musicians onstage – with new works premiered and commisioned by Match&Fuse for this project. Having toured Belgium and Holland together in October 2015, the sparks of creative collaboration were truly lit.