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.
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.