We were on the bill with French electronica artist Yult, and jazz trumpeter Matthew Halsall at the Barfly in Camden as part of the London Jazz Festival – a lineup that was supposed to be showcasing the “future of jazz”. I’m not entirely sure we fell into that category, but I did play some major 7th chords…
Mary and Nick await the soundcheck:
Yult soundchecking with Tanya Auclair – I enjoyed his crunchy, squelchy beats:
Overall, we played a blinder, though Chris’ laptop had a bit of a meltdown and we had to restart a couple of tracks (and ultimately completely bin our planned closer Radiophonic Freakout and just played Sweet as a Nut instead):
As with our last gig at the Queen of Hoxton, I played standing up and really enjoyed the freedom:
Although I couldn’t stay for his whole set as I was on the verge of collapsing from tiredness, I enjoyed what I heard of Matthew Halsall’s Remixed project. Live trumpet and drums with synths and samples made for a great mix, with more than a few nods to the likes of DJ Shadow:
A great night, and a fitting end to an era. The Shadow Orchestra is dead – long live Talk In Colour!