In brief: Dreamers, Lennart Åberg RIP and a Dave Gisler Trio/Jaimie Branch Belfast show coming up

Dreamers to be released in early-2022: Saxophonist Mark Lockheart's new Dreamers is set for a late-January 2022 release, Lockheart's label Edition has announced. The Loose Tubes icon is collaborating in this new band with keyboardist extraordinaire

Published: 2 Oct 2021. Updated: 25 days.

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Dreamers to be released in early-2022: Saxophonist Mark Lockheart's new Dreamers is set for a late-January 2022 release, Lockheart's label Edition has announced. The Loose Tubes icon is collaborating in this new band with keyboardist extraordinaire Elliot Galvin, former Polar Bear bandmate bassist Tom Herbert and drummer Dave Smith, known for his work with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant. The Dreamers band will also be touring to promote the record.

Swedish saxophonist Lennart Åberg has died: The website of Swedish TV (Sveriges Television) reports the death of saxophonist and composer Lennart Åberg who has died aged 79. A distinguished presence on the Swedish avant and progressively-inclined jazz scene for many years Åberg performed with international icons of the music such as George Russell and Don Cherry and in the early-1970s formed universal consciousness world/fusion group Rena Rama together with pianist Bobo Stenson, bassist Palle Danielsson and drummer Bengt Berger.

Dave Gisler Trio + guest Jaimie Branch to play their first Belfast show: Swiss electric guitarist Dave Gisler with bassist Raffaele Bossard and drummer Lionel Friedli joined by US trumpeter Jaimie Branch play their first gig together at Belfast's Black Box on 29 October. Ticket link.

Mark Lockheart, top. Photo: Edition

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Guitar and electronics? Hmmm there's not much to go on here you might think. But you'd be wrong. Because hang on Krononaut's Leo Abrahams is always worth listening to even given these raw ingredients and as a ''sound bed'' (in a non-technical …

Published: 2 Oct 2021. Updated: 25 days.

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Guitar and electronics? Hmmm there's not much to go on here you might think. But you'd be wrong. Because hang on Krononaut's Leo Abrahams is always worth listening to even given these raw ingredients and as a ''sound bed'' (in a non-technical sense) looking for an analogue for ''atmospheric'' or more to the point ''panoramic-sounding'' 'Grain Vinyl' from December release Scene Memory II is fine. I'm curbing my enthusiasm on the star-rating front only because this is too slim a taster. And we need a more expansive track to really get into the heart of the matter. Hopefully marlbank will be able to share a further track with any luck later in the autumn. If you enjoyed the excellent soundtrack to TV drama Devs this slots in well in the same futuristic space as a paralllel running. Or go further and a lot darker then listen to Chris Sharkey because Sharkey connects too in the same multiverse. A decade since I first came across Abrahams on a record, on one of Neil Cowley's finest recordings The Face of Mount Molehill and I'm a little familiar with his work since with the great Seb Rochford, there's not a lot however to this track. As an hors d'oeuvre it's fine. You get a world on a record that is very much his own vision and makes him such a significant artist. It's not really a genre record of any kind and that certainly makes it interesting as well although it is a dweller on the threshold of the electronica and improvised music spectrum. SG. Leo Abrahams photo: via Spitfire Audio