Nate Wooley : Trumpet
Mark Hanslip : Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Cheetham : Drums
Otto Willberg : Double Bass
HTrio with Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley is one of the rising stars of the American experimental scene, a trumpet virtuoso whose musical explorations have taken him through ecstatic jazz, free improvisation, drone composition, and noise into a place very much his own, characterised by intense dynamics, an acute awareness of space, and a complex and organic sense of structure. Recent collaborators include Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Chris Corsano, Akron/Family, Peter Evans, Wolf Eyes, Joe Morris and Evan Parker.
Image: Peter Gannushkin
Comprising three improvisers with contrasting backgrounds in jazz, modern classical music, and rock, HTrio are known for their strong, unified group sound honed through hours of jamming at their studio in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Together they create long-form improvised pieces that range from abstracted sounds to high-energy free jazz, whilst retaining a strong sense of melody and structure.
Daniel Spicer & Paul Khimasia Morgan
Daniel Spicer is a writer, broadcaster, improviser and poet based in Brighton, UK. He writes about music for The Wire and Jazzwise magazines. His book on Turkish psychedelic music, The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965 to 1980, was published by Repeater Books in 2018. He is currently working on a book about Peter Brötzmann. He presents a weekly radio show of improvised music, The Mystery Lesson, on Brighton’s Radio Reverb 97.2FM. He is founder and director of Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival. As an improviser, he has worked with artists as diverse as Adam Bohman, Dylan Nyoukis, Alan Wilkinson and Konstrukt. He has published three collections of poetry: Osshole Accidents in 2012, Notes For Colour in 2015 and From The Bottom Of The Tower in 2018.
Paul Khimasia Morgan is interested in detourning familiar musical instruments in improvised music settings. He currently uses amplified guitar body. He has performed in regular and ad-hoc groupings with Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina, Richard Sanderson, Simon Whetham, Seth Cooke, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Ryu Hankil and Charlotte Keefe. His latest solo album, Peoplegrowold was released on Mark Wastell’s Confront label.
In 2016, he collaborated with artists Joseph Young and Kay Aplin to produce a series of sound-art concerts and talks featuring Beresford and Regina, Cathy Lane, Felicity Ford, John Kannenberg and Brambling which resulted in his piece, slow kiln, being included on the Landscape : Islands cassette compilation. His previous work appears on labels including Linear Obsessional, Absence Of Wax, Crónica, engraved glass and Con-V. Paul curates Aural Detritus Concert Series, runs the Aural Detritus and TSOKL labels and writes for The Sound Projector.