Newman Rooms Rose Place St Aldate’s Oxford OX1 1RD 8PM £9/£6
Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith in concert
with Pat Thomas, Alexander Hawkins, and members of Oxford Improvisers + Guests
with: Camilla Cancantata Trombone, Pete McPhail Sax/Flute, Martin Hackett Synth, Dan Goren Flugel, Julian Faultless French Horn, Athena Corcoran Tadd, Eric Clarke and Malcolm Atkins Violins, Jill Elliott Viola, Bruno Guastalla Cello
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Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith is one of the outstanding American musicians of his generation. A ground-breaking trumpeter and composer, he was a key member of the seminal Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Alongside artists such as Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, he has pioneered new possibilities in creative music, and in so doing, created a compelling body of work, ranging from solo musics through to orchestral compositions.
Pat Thomas (piano & electronics) is one of the most highly respected musicians on the international jazz and free improvisation scene. He has worked with the legendary guitarist Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton etc. He has a ever widening discography, has recently been touring in Britain and abroad with the dance group the Cholmondeleys, and also plays in “About Group”. Pat has been a leading figure in the re-establishment of the Oxford Improvisers since 2001 and COHESION since 2005