Jazz North East and GCT Jazz Club present
+ FAITH BRACKENBURY
Friday 25 June, 2021. 7.30pm doors.
£10, £8 concession, £7 live stream Plus booking fee when buying online.
Live stream buyers will be sent the live stream link via email 30 minutes before the show.
Archipelago - ‘Echoes To The Sky’ Album Launch
Jazz North East and Gosforth Civic Theatre Jazz Club are proud to present the genre bending trio Archipelago launching their brand new album ‘Echoes To The Sky’ on Tyneside's New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings label.
Archipelago take audiences on a genre crushing journey fusing cinematic improvisation, fiery free jazz, alt-rock and the heartfelt storytelling of blues-folk songwriters into an innovative brew of new music.
Fronted by composer / saxophonist / clarinetist / vocalist Faye MacCalman and completed by John Pope (Bass / FX) and Christian Alderson (Drums / Percussion), Archipelago formed out of the North East of England’s burgeoning new music scene in 2016 after crossing paths in ‘mutant funeral jazz big band’ The Midnight Doctors.
With influences stretching from Joni Mitchell, to Don Cherry, to PJ Harvey, their songs change rapidly from one to the next as Archipelago move between instruments and electronic effects that create the illusion of a room of musicians before peeling back to their raw trio form. Archipelago’s uncompromising ability to fit in one genre is an unforgettable musical experience.
‘A shape-shifting sound’ - Kevin Le Gendre.
‘A group now unmistakably mixing it among our region’s finest’ - NARC Magazine
Faith Brackenbury studied violin classically at music school, diversifying into jazz, folk, rock and improvisation at Brunel University. Her music remains restless, performing in Irish folk and Hot Club bands, the free improvising duo Zephyr with Martin Speake, and also appearing with the ambient cinematic artist Joel Nathaniel Pike in Tiny Leaves. Faith returns to Newcastle following her recent collaboration with the Archipelago ‘Between Waves’ project, this time to perform her new solo material at the opening of this very special event.
'Undiluted joy' - The Wire