Date: Wednesday 9th November
- Philip Clouts - piano,
- Carlos Lopez-Real – saxes,
- Alex Keen - double bass,
- Laurie Lowe – drums
When pianist Philip Clouts began his collaboration with F-IRE collective saxophonist Carlos Lopez-Real in 2008 sparks flew and a formidable new unit was born.
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Clouts is steeped both in the music of his native South Africa and in a diverse range of world musics which he has explored to critical acclaim with his larger outfit ZubopGambia; he draws on a wide range of compositional areas, challenging musical boundaries.
Lopez-Real has developed a ground breaking solo voice which builds on the work of M-Base founder Steve Coleman and maverick genius Dave Liebman, who himself has said of Carlos “he plays with a sound that comes from his soul.”
The innovative music of this collaboration has been performed on two national tours supported by Jazz Services, and the debut CD “Sennen Cove” is out now on Point Records. Clouts lives on the South West coast and the CD features melodic contemporary jazz pieces he has written inspired by the sights and sounds of the area while staying true to his own musical roots in African and Latin music. It has already attracted airplay on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, UK Jazz Radio and Radio Bremen.
Philip Clouts Quartet website