Conscia Jazz, the Bedford based jazz promotion and education company
responsible for the Bedford Jazz Festival 2016, are delighted to be bringing
the duo of Mark Pringle and Tom Syson to the Quarry Theatre bar on
February the 15th as part of their European tour.
Award-winning pianist Mark Pringle and unique young trumpeter Tom Syson
are set to explore the art of the duo. Embracing influences from the golden
early years of jazz and the contemporary avant-garde, the pair weave rich
melodic tapestries, evoking times past and present, all projected through the
prism of their own experiences to create music tinged with nostalgia, yet
driven by radicalism.
Beginning in 2014 as an investigation of Chet Baker’s music, the duo
use composed material as a starting point for developing music through
improvisation. Quickly moving away from this early influence, they nevertheless
retain a focus on purity of expression and song-like melody. Each performance
is not only slightly different, but significantly so. Sparks fly across the
listening room through lively interplay, revealing unexpected moments of
playfulness, dark intensity and beauty.
|Date:||Wednesday 15 February 2017|
|Venue:||The Quarry Theatre|
|Cost:||£10 (£8 concessions)|
|Running Time:||135mins (inc interval)|
|Age Suitability:||12yrs +|