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12-21 November 2021

Daylight Music: Terry Edwards presents A Near Jazz Experience

Daylight Music: Terry Edwards presents A Near Jazz Experience

Sat 13 November 2021

Stage time / 12:00pm

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LONDON St John on Bethnal Green,
200 Cambridge Heath Rd
E2 9PA


Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity

An invitation from Terry Edwards on a journey down a rabbit hole of sound and ideas

We tune into BAG which consists of transatlantic duo Dan Allison (London) and Jody DeSchutter (BC, Canada), whose strange worlds are journeyed and mapped; sounds and words dissolve into colour and back again. Then the bass and voice of Jem Moore (The Scapegoats; Serious Drinking) performing a unique interpretation of The Masque of Anarchy, the long poem which Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote in indignation against the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Our series has for over a decade been about the ‘experience’, an invitation to a journey down a rabbit hole of sound and ideas. A running theme is collaging or the pull and push of the disparate into a whole. This is a concert originally conceived for a milestone birthday but delayed by the world put on pause. We now invite you to go through the looking glass with multi-instrumentalist - and legend - Terry Edwards (Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk, Holy Holy, Jerry Dammers etc)  

The Smiths' melodies have always reminded Terry of Plainsong - where better to listen to those melodies than the benign walls of St John's (courtesy of soprano Jan Goodkin with piano interventions from Rod Melvin)? 

We move finally to Edwards’s own direct contribution with The Near Jazz Experience. This ensemble combines the rhythm section of Madness bassist Mark Bedford and former Higsons drummer Simon Charterton with Terry Edwards front playing saxes (two at once), trumpet, melodica & flute. This is a two-hour expedition in new music, near the edges of genre, that will pour like tea into the curious minds and souls sat in the pews.

Over a decade, Arctic Circle's Daylight Music has become a staple of the capital’s live music scene, with an eclectic mix of music, delicious cake, and iconic venues. Featured regularly in Time Out’s 101 Things To Do in London and cited in The Rough Guide to Make the Most of Your Time in Britain it has become both an institution for Londoners, and a reason to visit the city!

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