Alan Tomlinson and Dave Tucker / Schroeder Smith

This show is at The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB

A welcome return of the hugely entertaining trombone virtuoso with ex-Fall guitarist Dave Tucker.

Alan Tomlinson has been active since the ’80s in the European improvised music scene – he was a long time member of Barry Guy’s London Jazz Composers Orchestra and plays with the London New Wind Ensemble. Recent episodes in his musical odyssey have included playing with a fish and chip van on its round and in a sewer outlet.

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“A performer of uncanny precision, with apparently unlimited sound effects played brilliantly” – John Fordham, The Guardian

“He can make the trombone sound like frustrated elephants courting or like the finish at Brands Hatch.” – Melody Maker

“The Danny DeVito of free improvisation” – South Wales Argus

Dave Tucker started performing and recording in the mid-’70s recording with Mellatron and in the early ’80s recording and touring with The Fall.

He studied Improvisation under Phillip Wachsmann while performing with Andy Sheppard, Johnny Dyani, John Stevens, Dudu Pukwana and Bobby Bradford. In 1992 started performing with Alan Tomlinson Trio and Scatter.

Over the years has performed within groups and solo in North and south America, Europe and Russia.

Schroeder Smith

Bettina Schroeder, who is also a member of the Jerico Orchestra, plays electric Ukulele with various preparations and treatments. James Smith moves between spoken word, guitar and extreme mixing of original material via CD deck and effects. They have performed as a duo regularly at the club Scaledown in London’s Fitzrovia, and have also appeared on Resonance FM.

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Photo: Agata Urbaniak

 

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