Elliot Galvin Trio & Laura Jurd Trio
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
Two of the finest instrumentalists to emerge from the British jazz scene come together for a tantalizing double bill to showcase their respective trios, having both released new albums on Edition Records this year.
A superbly gifted composer and pianist, Elliot’s maverick imagination and ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates. His critically acclaimed latest trio album Modern Times featuring long term collaborators Corrie Dick on drums and Tom McCredie on bass was live-mixed and recorded direct to vinyl, each side in one continuous take, and is his most stripped back and honest album yet.
Meanwhile, trumpet player Laura Jurd has carved a reputation as one of the most characterful voices in European jazz today. Her distinctive approach to improvisation is often simple yet always colourful, resulting in a sound that is instantly inviting and recognisable. Here she is joined by kindred spirits Ruth Goller (Melt Yourself Down, Vula Viel) on bass and longtime collaborator and Dinosaur bandmate Corrie Dick (Elliot Galvin, Rob Luft) on drums as they present selected songs from across the centuries.
Across one evening these two members of Mercury Award-nominated Dinosaur will explore their vast influences that have informed their critically acclaimed musical output of the last few years.