Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Elliot Galvin 'The Influencing Machine'

LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club
10 Dean Street

The maverick imagination of a gifted composer pianist in a preview of his Edition CD - a wildly original sonic reaction to the human mind, technology and the post-truth age.

"He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s - great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He's the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he's going to keep on coming up with surprises." John Fordham

In an EFG London Jazz Festival special, composer/pianist Elliot Galvin presents his new project The Influencing Machine: a sonic reaction to the human mind, technology and the post-truth age featuring bassist Tom McCredie and drummer Corrie Dick. Analogue synthesis and electric sounds orbit the acoustic world of piano, bass and drums as the ensemble present some exhilarating new music.

One of the rising stars of UK jazz, Elliot is a key member of Dinosaur, led by Laura Jurd. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, his maverick imagination and magpie-like ability to blend a disparate world of influences has seen him compared to Django Bates. The Influencing Machine will be released on Edition Records in January 2018.

ELLIOT GALVIN piano, organ, synths, hacked children's toys
TOM McCREDIE double bass & guitar
CORRIE DICK drums & percussion