Monthly Archives: April 2010

Portico Quartet, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, 18/3/10

Textural, layered, European, is it jazz? Jan Garbarek perhaps but without the chilly austerity, tenor/soprano lines eschewing the bluesy and bop tonalities of jazz, post-late-Trane, harmonic simplicity (bass ostinato the fundamental component). Rhythmically complex passages interweaving polymetric/polyrhythmic interplay between bass, drums … Continue reading

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