The Occasional Quartet

The Occasional Quartet

Monday 3 April 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre

Spontaneous Composition

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Sam Richards – piano and small instruments
Ric White – saxophones, some flutes, some electronics
Roger Hall – double bass, cello, percussion
Steve Day – drums, cymbals

Special guest: Eliza Jacobs – electric cello

“This is going to be music like none you’ve heard before unless you dream in red & green.”
Two bespoke spontaneous compositions divided by an interval.
Set 1. Ash Dies Back And Goes Forward (40 minutes)
Set 2. Non-Blues For Burton Greene** (45 minutes)

The Occasional Quartet plays together:
“To create fully formed spontaneous compositions – with melodies, rhythms and harmonies which, although not predetermined, form naturally out of a common bond and understanding. It seeks to be both beautiful and accessible whilst at the same time retaining a strong element of mutual discovery – something that is present in all great music. Individually these musicians continue to be active in a wide variety of musical genres, but they are not simply a mixed bag. Rather they draw on classical music, roots and jazz, as well as the avant-garde; all with the intention of aspiring to play great music, and making it a unique occasion.”


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** Burton Greene (1937 –  2021) American free jazz pianist