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Beck Hunters – 8 March 2018

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(photo by Andy Newcombe)

This month’s special guests are Beck Hunters: Mick Beck – reeds, Johnny Hunter – drums, Anton Hunter – guitar

Saxophonist Mick Beck has been a fixture on the Sheffield free music scene since the early 1980s, but in this trio with the two younger Hunter brothers he sounds more like a denizen of some imaginary Chicago. His tenor darts from chatterbox quack to exasperated wail on the pugnacious “Hunting for Metal”, but he’s more playful on the longer tracks, exploring whistles, nose flute, and a rudely blurting bassoon. The guitar sharpens from soft pedal swells to tightly twanging pings, while the drums sketch a needle-sharp metallic pointillism of tinkling clatter-splat. Agressive when it needs to be, but comfortable winding down into unhurried, meandering humour, it sounds like a miniature Art Ensemble at play.” – Daniel Spicer, The Wire, 2014

Before and after their set, there will be the usual merryment where you all put your names in our hat, we create trios, and magic happens.

Who
Beck Hunters - 8 March 2017
When
Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
448 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, England M20 3BW
Other Info
Mick Beck - saxophone/bassoon
Anton Hunter - guitar
Johnny Hunter - drums

“Saxophonist Mick Beck has been a fixture on the Sheffield free music scene since the early 1980s, but in this trio with the two younger Hunter brothers he sounds more like a denizen of some imaginary Chicago. His tenor darts from chatterbox quack to exasperated wail on the pugnacious “Hunting for Metal”, but he’s more playful on the longer tracks, exploring whistles, nose flute, and a rudely blurting bassoon. The guitar sharpens from soft pedal swells to tightly twanging pings, while the drums sketch a needle-sharp metallic pointillism of tinkling clatter-splat. Agressive when it needs to be, but comfortable winding down into unhurried, meandering humour, it sounds like a miniature Art Ensemble at play.” – Daniel Spicer, The Wire, 2014

  

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