NIMA Presents: Coast @ The UndergroundGrand Hotel
The relentless grind of modern life on the precipice is reflected in this music. Coast draws inspiration from Sydney coastline, the thin line between. bobbing up and down our heads above the water, the unrelenting energy of the ocean that surrounds. Bubbling and swirling with improvisational energy the expansive melodies throwing forward are under pinned by driving rhythms. This intensity is at times juxtaposed with more introverted and meditative pulses a calm and peace. The ensemble has a muscular approach but is accurate and deliberate, the saxophones cutting lines are followed by delay drenched synths and angular guitars. This is music of a changing time and an evolving place.
Coast was formed by Drummer Paul Derricott in 2017 and explores complex rhythmic structures and textures in an jazz and improvising manner. Paul Derricott Band leader/Drummer has worked extensively in both popular music and jazz. Paul has toured nationally and internationally with Lanie Lane the Beautiful Girls and Mat McHugh as well as releasing albums and touring with Jazz groups as a leader and sideman for Tiny Hearts, Arrow, The Dave Jackson Quartet, Felucca and many others.
“These Australian musicians on Paul Derricott’s latest recording represent the finest calibre of musicians playing improvised music today. The playing is excellent and creative and everyone pays close attention to the sound that they get from their instruments. I love the compositions and the Aussie flavor of all the players. ”
– Sean Wayland
Paul Derricott – Drums
Peter Koopman – Guitar
Shannon Stitt – Keyboards
Michael Avgenicos – Saxophone
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Tickets: Full $20 / Concession $15 / Member $10
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