A collaboration between Stephen Black, aka Sweet Baboo, and experimental jazz musician Paul Jones, Group Listening comes to Servant Jazz Quarters for a very special intimate show.
Like Virginia Astley or Simon Jeffes, Group Listening tread the overlap between classical and experimental music. Their albums Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 are a beguiling collection of ambient reworkings of some electronic classics.
The pieces they’ve created range from the ever-spiraling, fractal phrases of German composer Roedelius to the haunting rasps of Hollywood and game soundtracker Disasterpeace, via the groundbreaking sonics of early electronic inventor Raymond Scott. Somehow, through Group Listening’s electro-acoustic lens, these works evolve into something supremely calming, poignant and new.