Friday, 11 October 2013 00:01

88x8 solo piano masters : Alister Spence + Austin Benjamin

Austin Benjamin / Alister Spence Austin Benjamin / Alister Spence

Two great improvising pianists, both with international careers in improvised / experimental / new music. 

The first time I saw Alister play it changed the way i heard music forever - he (and Sandy Evans) opened a window into jazz improvisation which i have been trying to climb all the way through for ten years.

Austin is cut from the same stuff.  endlessly exploring new musical ideas, both intellectual and aesthetic, at 25 years old he has studied on three continents and composed and recorded in half a dozen forms.

i expect this night to be mesmerising and demanding and beautiful.