The Moore / Modarelli / MacSween trio are an exciting new collaboration between three of the North’s most versatile musicians. Formed in the summer of 2010, they originally collaborated in order to explore world folk music through the context of jazz and western instrumentation. A particular influence on the trio has been that of Hindustani classical music, which all three of the musicians have individually explored through years of study with renowned Indian master musicians, and extensive travel to North India for the purpose of study and performance. The challenge of overcoming the limitations inherent in western instruments when presenting Indian music, has led the trio to find an innovative new approach to playing both jazz and Indian classical music, and their musicality and versatilty, as well as their strong compositional ideas, has been the catalyst required to prevent this fusion becoming predictable and cliched. Other strong folk influences on the group’s sound include Italian folk music, native to Giuliano Modarelli, and MacSween’s interpretation of West-African kora music on the piano, as well as a clear Eastern-European gypsy influence. The trio’s appeal is in their ability to combine their influences in a modest, open and musical way, using the knowledge and wisdom of past music to inform exiting new sounds.
On October 26, 2011 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
At Matt and Phred’s Jazz Bar, Tib St, Manchester, M4 1LW