GIOfest and Europe tour, plus Alister Spence Trio 7th album progresses
I'm very pleased to be heading to Europe at the invitation of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) to take part in GIOfest 2016. On 25th November GIO will bring their wonderfully unique ideas and sound to the European premier of Imagine Meeting You Here (Spence). I'll also be involved in small ensemble performances with GIO members as part of the festival. From 28-30 November I head to the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo with Raymond MacDonald, to conduct several lectures and workshops including performing with wonderful guitarist/banjoist Ivar Grydeland (Huntsville/Dans Les Arbres). The tour finishes in Berlin with gigs with myself and Raymond (as Sensaround duo): playing on December 1st at West Germany venue alongside Burkhard Beins' great Junk Orbit. And on December 4th at Sowieso, playing as a trio with the extraordinary Tony Buck.
In other news: in October Lloyd, Toby and I recorded the remaining tracks for the Alister Spence Trio's seventh album, yet to be mixed and released in mid 2017. We are very pleased with the results...stand by!