• Sunday | 30.07.17
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12 EARLYBIRD / ...

Manchester Jazz Festival 2017

Collocutor are the 7-piece brainchild of saxophonist Tamar Osborn. The project grew from her wish to simply write the music that wanted to be written, rather than focus on a particular audience or context. As such the compositions draw inspiration from the many genres encountered over the course of a varied career, ranging from jazz, afrobeat, Indian classical and Ethiopian roots to polyphonic choral music and minimalism – the link being primarily modal music with a transportive effect.

Collocutor are:

Tamar Osborn – baritone & soprano sax, alto flute
Simon Finch – trumpet & flugelhorn
Mike Lesirge – tenor sax & soprano sax (Josephine Davies on album ‘Instead’)
Suman Joshi – bass
Marco Piccioni – guitar
Magnus Mehta – percussion (Afla Sackey on album ‘Instead’)
Maurizio Ravalico – percussion

“Ethiopique, little bit spiritual jazz and banging!” – Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“I like Collocutor a lot. They have the feeling!” – Mulatu Astatke

This is a seated show.