Estraven debut with Ignored Advice

Imaginative and progressive new band Estraven have their debut Ignored Advice out officially in March and you can check out tracks streaming on Bandcamp before then. A fairly cerebral bop-and-beyond four-piece led by double bassist Chris …

Published: 13 Jan 2022. Updated: 4 months.

Imaginative and progressive new band Estraven have their debut Ignored Advice out officially in March and you can check out tracks streaming on Bandcamp before then. A fairly cerebral bop-and-beyond four-piece led by double bassist Chris Hyde-Harrison with guitarist Alban Claret, Partikel saxophonist Duncan Eagles and drummer Matt Parkinson, the band take their name from a character in 1960s novel The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Dates coming up include Yellow Arch, Sheffield tonight, Hive, Shrewsbury on Saturday, Be-Bop Club, Bristol on 27 January and The Vortex, London 2 February.

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Ritual return for Leo Genovese – as Dark Stage streams

The first thing you hear on 'Dark Stage' is the bass of Demian Cabaud but soon enough all three players, pianist Leo Genovese and drummer Jeff Williams completing the line-up, inject their own complementary improvising lines. It is a very …

Published: 13 Jan 2022. Updated: 4 months.

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The first thing you hear on 'Dark Stage' is the bass of Demian Cabaud but soon enough all three players, pianist Leo Genovese and drummer Jeff Williams completing the line-up, inject their own complementary improvising lines. It is a very invigorating and open sound and very different to Genovese's last release with Trio Sin Tiempo, Williams landing in a kind of Paul Motian space for example encrypting the rhythmical direction in his own unique way and there's a powerful grandeur to Genovese's piano lines. The full album, which was recorded in 2019 in a Portuguese studio, is released in March by the 577 label. Singer Nadia Larcher is on four of the album's 11 tracks.