Simple as 1-2-3

Birmingham Jazz present another innovative attraction this coming Friday.

New Simplicity Trio is a collective and forward-looking group playing compositions by each member. They features one of the most important and original drummers on the European jazz scene, Antonio Fusco (Giovanni Falzone Contemporary Orchestra, Tino Tracanna Acrobats) and superb Danish bassist Henrik Jensen (Followed by Thirteen).

They enjoyed a sellout tour in Italy last year, and released their debut album Common Spaces on BB Records (their own sub-division of the Babel Label) a couple of months ago. This performance will feature the tracks from their record release.

Their compositions are centered around the ethos of melodic and harmonic simplicity. The group name comes from the post-serial movement of the 1950’s contemporary classical German composers whose aim was to reject the complexity of serialism and instead compose memorable melodic and harmonic compositions.

They play the Red Lion, 95 Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter on Friday 9th June. Admission £12.50 (members £10, students £5). For more information visit Birmingham Jazz