We’ve asked a number of regular Supersonic visitors to tell us what they are most looking forward to seeing at this years festival. Tony Dudley Evans, director and founder of Birmingham Jazz recommends:
Chrome Hoof: I heard that they are a great live band that combines elements from avant rock, free jazz with the theatricality of the Sun Ra Arkestra
Khyam Allami and Master Musicians of Bukkake: at last year’s Supersonic I loved Khyam Allami’s oud set and am intrigued at what will emerge from this collaboration between seemingly two different approaches to music, i.e. Allami’s gentle oud and the Master Musiicans of Bukkake theatrical avant rock.
Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides: I am intrigued by the name (of course!), but also by the prospect of Kelly Jones improvising freely on the flute
Nisennenmondai: I caught parts of this group’s set last year while preparing to do a bit of DJing; looking forward to giving them my undivided attention.
Steve Tromans/Dan Nicholls Fender Rhodes piano duo. This is the one that Supersonic and Birmingham Jazz are collaborating on. They made their debut at the Harmonic Festival in March and played a wonderfully inventive set. Both players are bandleaders in their own right, but combine effectively in this duo.
Tony will be DJing over the weekend of Supersonic, make sure you catch him, you could learn and thing or two as he has exceptionally great taste in music.