John Surman + Trans4mation Strings + Chris Laurence: 'Surman at Seventy' residency
LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
The first of a two-night residency, Surman at Seventy, celebrating John Surman's seventieth year.
Surman’s writing for the combination of a terrifically talented string quartet, the richly resonant double bass of Chris Laurence and his own solo improvisations represents a supremely personal approach to chamber music that captures the imagination and catches the breath in often astonishing beauty.
In a history stretching back over 15 years, their recordings and performances together have entranced listeners and drawn critical acclaim – ‘a total joy; the best record I’ve heard this year’ said Jazzwise of their 2006 CD, The Spaces In Between.
Tonight’s concert will feature the European premiere of Three Landscapes, written for the virtuoso Australian recorder player Genevieve Lacey.