London-based drummer Sebastian Rochford (aka, Seb) and pianist Kit Downes have a long working history but have recorded only once as a duo on the EP Live @ The Vortex (Loop Collective, 2012). They reunite on the poignant and cerebral A Short Diary. Rochford began his relationship with ECM Records as part of the Andy Sheppard-led Trio Libero (2012). He led a Mercury Prize-nominated experimental jazz band called Polar Bear and played with Sons of Kemet, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, and Patti Smith. He has led the band Pulled by Magnets since 2018.
‘Rather than reflecting the sense of a tribute, Rochford’s pieces, as implied by some of the titles, reveal a personal catharsis.’ – All About JazzArtists on stage: 20:00