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The first alternative music gig to be staged in the Queens Head was in August 2005 and we’re pleased to welcome back two of the players who were part of that somewhat ground breaking activity; Paul Hession (Drums) and Mick Beck (Tenor Sax, Bassoon and Descant Recorder). Joined on this occasion by Dom Lash (Bass) who has become a Plancktone Club regular in recent years.
All three are recognised as exceptional improvisors on the world stage. Hession and Beck have collaborated for many years and probably recognisable to the more contemporary generation through their work in the Squarepusher Jazz Trio.
Paul Hession: His torrential polyrhythmic style and ability to raise the stakes in formidable company establish him as a prime mover in the attempt to inject excitement and power back into total improvisation. The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music
A major contemporary musician The Penguin Guide to Jazz
Mick Beck:… sure to convince free improvisers that there definitely is a god. The Guardian
an uncompromising and intense approach to non-idiomatic free music, delivered with an irrepressibly mischievous sense of humour. Ridiculously entertaining Jazzwise
Dom Lash:… following in an illustrious lineage from Barry Guy through Simon Fell … breathtaking John Sharpe, All About Jazz
almost vertiginous contrasts … a master of the extreme Paul Medley, Oxford Times
Supported by the Plancktone Club – Music In Monmouth