This month's special guest…
A hard-working figure on the North East jazz scene, bassist and composer John Pope
draws on a lifetime’s immersion in jazz, funk, rock and avant-garde music, filtered through the cracked vessel of the free improviser. As well as leading his own chord-less Quintet, John is a founding member of garage-jazz trio Archipelago and plays in countless other bands around his home town and beyond. He has worked with musicians across the spectrum of modern music, from folk songsters to free improv legends to genuine pop stars. Notable collaborators include Joe Morris, Tony Bevan, Rhodri Davies, Beatrix Ward-Fernanadez, Simon Rose, Pascal Nichols, Faye MacCalman and many others.
And he'll be playing in duo with, ahem, Anton Hunter.
Before and after their set is names-in-hats-jamming. You know the drill. And if you don't, here's the drill: http://thenoiseupstairs.com/about/