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Hanslip / Karlsen – 10th Oct 2019

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Hanslip / Karlsen is a new collaboration between the established British saxophonist Mark Hanslip and the young Norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen. The sax / drum format provides an open space for exploration of various soundscapes, ranging from abstract textures to free jazz. In September 2019, the duo released their debut album ‘Planish’ (on Karlsen’s Noumenon label), which is garnering positive reviews. Both are widely used improvisers in a range of groups and between them have worked with groups and musicians such as Evan Parker, Wolter Wierbos, Nate Wooley, Mark Sanders, London Improvisers Orchestra and others.
“.. the real meat and drink in these improvisation is the way in which drums and saxophone work seamlessly together to create a tapestry that is multi-layered from the quietest whisper to a roar… much of the music is relatively contained, yet also seems expansive in the wide variety of textures and timbres available. Hanslip has a vast vocabulary that he seems able to call on at will, and this is more than matched by Karlsen’s work at the kit.” Nick Lea, Jazz Views
Before and afterwards there will be good times! Names in a hat! Improvisations!
Who
Hanslip / Karlsen - 10th Oct 2019
When
Thursday, October 10, 2019
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
448 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, England M20 3BW
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Hanslip / Karlsen is a new collaboration between the established British saxophonist Mark Hanslip and the young Norwegian drummer Emil Karlsen. The sax / drum format provides an open space for exploration of various soundscapes, ranging from abstract textures to free jazz. In September 2019, the duo released their debut album 'Planish' (on Karlsen's Noumenon label), which is garnering positive reviews. Both are widely used improvisers in a range of groups and between them have worked with groups and musicians such as Evan Parker, Wolter Wierbos, Nate Wooley, Mark Sanders, London Improvisers Orchestra and others.

".. the real meat and drink in these improvisation is the way in which drums and saxophone work seamlessly together to create a tapestry that is multi-layered from the quietest whisper to a roar... much of the music is relatively contained, yet also seems expansive in the wide variety of textures and timbres available. Hanslip has a vast vocabulary that he seems able to call on at will, and this is more than matched by Karlsen's work at the kit." Nick Lea, Jazz Views
  

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The Noise Upstairs is an improv collective which runs a free-improv night in Manchester. The basic premise is that anyone can turn up and join in by putting their name in the hat. Names are pulled out, ensembles formed, and hearts broken.