Monthly Archives: December 2013

Orphy Robinson + Alison Blunt / Gianni Mimmo

Please note the updated stage times:

Doors: 8pm
Alison Blunt / Gianni Mimmo: 8.30pm
Orphy Robinson: 9.15pm
Wildcard Quartet: 10.15pm

Orphy Robinson: Vibraphone + electronics

Orphy Robinson has explored the outer reaches of jazz with characters such as Robert Wyatt, Lol Coxhill, Tony Bevan, Springheel Jack, Harry Beckett and Pat Thomas. He has released records on Blue Note and in recent years has branched out into making film soundtracks.

On this occasion he’ll be playing vibraphone and feeding it through electronics.

You can watch him here playing with Don Cherry, and this is him performing solo at a Jazz Britannia event at the Barbican:


Alison Blunt: violin
Gianni Mimmo: soprano sax

A welcome return for top improvising violinist Alison Blunt, who on this occasion will be duetting with Italian soprano player Gianni Mimmo.

Mimmo has built an international reputation for his unique treatment of musical timbre and his exploration of advanced techniques. His influences include jazz names like Steve Lacy and Roscoe Mitchell, contemporary composers like John Cage and Robert Ashley, and artists such as Jackson Pollock and Toti Scialoja. His current projects include collaborations with John Russell, Daniel Levin, Hannah Marshall and Peter Brötzmann.

Here he is playing at The Vortex in London:


The Wildcard Quartet
At the end of every Safehouse open session four members are picked at random to form a one-off quartet to play at the show at the end of the month. This is them.