Thought-Fox with Julian Siegel Sep 19

Dolan’s Upstairs, 9pm, €10

A Limerick Jazz promotion in association with Music Network

Thought-Fox“Given Kinsella’s striking voice and delivery, it says much for the group chemistry that each voice in Thought-Fox is an integral part. The rhythm, melody and lyricism inherent in these compositions should appeal to those who enjoy a good tune, while there’s enough of an edge to satisfy seekers of greater experimentation in their jazz. Original and highly satisfying… ” Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

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“That lissome, free -wheeling saxophonist…Siegel’s wailing, swerving lines burst with character… ” John Fordham, The Guardian

 

 

 

 

Songwriter and improviser Lauren Kinsella, leads her award winning group Thought-Fox in a new project with the acclaimed saxophonist Julian Siegel. One of the most highly regarded and in demand saxophonists on the UK and European jazz scene, Siegel brings an exciting new dimension and texture to the Thought-Fox sound. His diverse musical interests and influences are reflected in the new music that Kinsella has written and arranged especially for this quintet. With a focus on more traditional song form, the group will explore folk melodies from different nations and a selected repertoire from legendary British jazz musicians Norma Winstone and John Taylor. The group will also be performing material from their recent debut album “My Guess”.

Thought-Fox include some of the freshest improvisers on the Irish and UK jazz scenes, whose other-worldly compositions pivot around the powerful and gorgeous voice of Lauren Kinsella. Fellow foxes include trombonist Colm O’Hara, who has performed with luminaries such as Kenny Wheeler and Michael Brecker, and pianist Tom Gibbs, a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene. Rhythmic propulsion comes courtesy of seasoned bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth. Hailed as an “artist in the complete sense” (Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise), Kinsella blends poetry, extended vocal techniques, odd-time grooves and traditional jazz harmony. The quintet take their name from a Ted Hughes poem written in his 1957 collection ‘Hawk in the Rain’ and between them have appeared with the likes of Louis Stewart, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Binney and Julian Argüelles. Thought-Fox is built around Kinsella’s narratives, as she uses text and improvisation as a springboard for group interplay. Recent performance highlights include The 12 Points Festival, Porto, The London Jazz Festival, The Songlines Encounters Festival, London, The European Jazz Nights Festival, Oslo and The Cork Jazz Festival.Julian Siegel has established himself as a powerful player and individual writer on the flourishing UK and European Jazz Scene. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist and in 2011 the London Festival Fringe London Jazz Award. His varied musical life has included performances with Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill, Django Bates, Norma Winstone, Bill Frisell, Michael Gibbs, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Steve Lacy, Jason Yarde and Laurie Anderson. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Trio with Downtown NYC improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen, the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, the band has just released the CD ‘Urban Theme Park’ to critical acclaim, and the influential band Partisans, co-led with the in-demand guitarist Phil Robson since 1996. He is also a member of Oren Marshall’s ‘Charming Transport Band’ featuring musicians from Nigeria, Ghana and London.Songwriter and improviser Lauren Kinsella, leads her award winning group Thought-Fox in a new project with the acclaimed saxophonist Julian Siegel. One of the most highly regarded and in demand saxophonists on the UK and European jazz scene, Siegel brings an exciting new dimension and texture to the Thought-Fox sound. His diverse musical interests and influences are reflected in the new music that Kinsella has written and arranged especially for this quintet. With a focus on more traditional song form, the group will explore folk melodies from different nations and a selected repertoire from legendary British jazz musicians Norma Winstone and John Taylor. The group will also be performing material from their recent debut album “My Guess”.

Thought-Fox includes some of the freshest improvisers on the Irish and UK jazz scenes, whose other-worldly compositions pivot around the powerful and gorgeous voice of Lauren Kinsella. Fellow foxes include trombonist Colm O’Hara, who has performed with luminaries such as Kenny Wheeler and Michael Brecker, and pianist Tom Gibbs, a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene. Rhythmic propulsion comes courtesy of seasoned bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth. Hailed as an “artist in the complete sense” (Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise), Kinsella blends poetry, extended vocal techniques, odd-time grooves and traditional jazz harmony.

The quintet take their name from a Ted Hughes poem written in his 1957 collection ‘Hawk in the Rain’ and between them have appeared with the likes of Louis Stewart, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Binney and Julian Argüelles. Thought-Fox is built around Kinsella’s narratives, as she uses text and improvisation as a springboard for group interplay.

Recent performance highlights include The 12 Points Festival, Porto, The London Jazz Festival, The Songlines Encounters Festival, London, The European Jazz Nights Festival, Oslo and The Cork Jazz Festival.

Julian Siegel has established himself as a powerful player and individual writer on the flourishing UK and European Jazz Scene. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist and in 2011 the London Festival Fringe London Jazz Award. His varied musical life has included performances with Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill, Django Bates, Norma Winstone, Bill Frisell, Michael Gibbs, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Steve Lacy, Jason Yarde and Laurie Anderson. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Trio with Downtown NYC improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen, the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, the band has just released the CD ‘Urban Theme Park’ to critical acclaim, and the influential band Partisans, co-led with the in-demand guitarist Phil Robson since 1996. He is also a member of Oren Marshall’s ‘Charming Transport Band’ featuring musicians from Nigeria, Ghana and London