A lovely gig with Chris Dowding’s trio hymn last week in Norwich, part of a new concert series of improvised music called Camouflage, made special by two factors: the premiere of a long newly-composed piece by Chris called ‘this ghostly aura’, and the presence of two guests, turntablist/sound artist Graham Dunning and the wonderful violinist and bicycle wheel-player Sylvia Hallett. (I’d first seen Sylvia at the legendary old railway club was it venue of the London Musicians’ Collective c. 1985.) Below are a few photos of the band in action taken by All About Jazz critic John Sharpe, from his Twitter feed, with thanks.
Lovely set from @chrisjdowding's expanded edition of hymn at the Fat Percy in Norwich on Thursday as part of @CamouflageJazz, with aching melodies emerging from a gnarly scratchy undertow created by the combined strings, trumpet, loops, turntable and electronics. pic.twitter.com/leeCnwb6FG— John Sharpe (@JazzSnipe) June 29, 2019