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Audiopollination #30.2 Ft. KAZE

Wednesday May 20th Audiopollination #30.2 Featuring Satoko Fuji, Natsuki Tamura, Peter Orins and Christine Pruvost

event art for audiopollination 30.2 by Jamie Thompson

event art for audiopollination 30.2 by Jamie Thompson

Audiiopollination in association with Somewhere There and Array Space presents Audiopollination #30.2

1. Natsuki Tamura (trumpet), Peter Orins (drums), Chris Adriaanse (bass), and Steve Ward (Trombone)
2. Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Satoko Fujii (piano), Cheryl O (Cello), and Tiina Kiik (accordion)
3. Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Peter Orins (drums), Andy yue (synth), and Rob Piilonen (flute)
4. Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura( trumpet), Michael Lynn (bass), Jay Hay (sax) and Karen Ng (sax)

5. KAZE = Satoko Fujii (piano), Natsuki Tamura( trumpet),  Christine Pruvost (Trumpet), Peter Orins (drums)

Each set goes for around 20min
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen
Event art by Jamie Thompson

Kaze brings together two of Japan’s foremost improviser-composers – trumpeter Natsuki Tamura and pianist Satoko Fujii – and French improvisers from the Muzzix collective – trumpeter Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins. Melodic, abstract, mysterious, beautiful, and confrontational, Kaze plays free jazz at its most creative and powerful. The members of this international quartet share an insatiable appetite for sonic experimentation, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and the disciplined intelligence of accomplished spontaneous composers. The group has released three acclaimed recordings – 2011’s “Rafale”, 2013’s “Tornado”, and a brand new CD to be released during the group’s current tour. The nominal leader of the group, pianist Satoko Fujii, is hailed as one of the most original voices in jazz today. She’s “a virtuoso piano improviser, an original composer and a band-leader who gets the best collaborators to deliver,” says The Guardian. In concert and on some 75 albums as a leader or co-leader, the Japanese native synthesizes jazz, contemporary classical, avant-rock and Japanese folk music into an innovative music instantly recognizable as hers alone.


Audiopollination #25.2 at Long Winter


Audiopollination Long winter night poster designed by Joe Strutt
Audiopollination Long winter night poster designed by Joe Strutt


1. Paul Dutton – vocals & mouth harp, Christine Duncan – vocals & theremin, Patrick O’Reilly – guitar & effects, Michael Lynn – bass, Ambrose Pottie – percussion

2. Michael Keith

3. The Interstellar Orchestra: (Jay Hay – Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Jeremy Strachan – Tenor Saxophone, Karen Ng – Alto Saxophone, Nick Buligan – Trumpet, Nicole Rampersaud – Trumpet, Tom Richards – Trombone, Scott Peterson – Bass, Joe Sorbara – Drums)

Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen

Audio Pollination #6

This was a Somewhere There love fest, with some fine music in the sultry temperatures of Array space
Set list
1. Pete Johnson (bass) with Michael Smith (analogue synth)
2. Alan Bloor and Dominque Banoun (piano)

3. Arnd Jurgensen with Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet), Paul Newman (sax) and Guy Leblanc (Trombone)

4. Michael Lynn (bass) Colin Anthony (Piano), Rod Campbell (trumpet), Brenda Joy Lem(voice)

5. Paul Nerman (sax) with Karen Ng (sax)

6. Joe Sorbara (drums and percussion) with Jay Hay (bass clarinet, soprano sax) and Karen Ng (saxophone)