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Going Down The Well

by MoonMot

Cast

Dee Byrne : alto saxophone, electronics

Simon Petermann : trombone, electronics

Oliver Kuster : keys, electronics

Seth Bennett : bass

Johnny Hunter : drums

Cath Roberts : baritone saxophone

album info

MoonMot are six musicians from Bern and London. All six represent a young generation of improvising musicians who have sharpened their own voices in countless performances around the world. Together they are working on current developments in European jazz. The band emerged from the activities of the LUME Collective in London run by the band's two saxophonists Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts. Together with bassist Seth Bennett and drummer Johnny Hunter, they were invited to Jazzwerkstatt Bern in 2017, where they played for the first time with Bern musicians Oli Kuster (Keys) and Simon Petermann (trombone, electronics). After a successful concert the band were invited to perform at the renowned EFG London Jazzfestival later that year. All six members of MoonMot pursue their own projects as bandleaders. In this formation, the six musicians meet as equal voices to explore the freedoms and subtleties of playing together. MoonMot's musical stylistic devices include three pairs of opposites: composition/improvisation, acoustic/electronic sounds and even/odd time signatures. These contrasts are met by the musicians with an openness that always focuses on both the tradition of jazz music and current developments in other musical styles. In March 2019 the band toured Switzerland and performed at the BeJazz Transnational. competition. They found time in their touring schedule to record an album, which will be released on vinyl on 14 February 2020.

Gigs

01-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ International Jazz Festival in Liverpool UK

08-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ Metropol in Arnhem NL

09-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ Hot Club in Gent BE

10-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ De Peper in Amsterdam NL

11-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ TBA in DE

12-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ Off Bar in Basel CH

13-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ BeJazz (Album Release) in Bern CH

14-März-2020

MoonMot

live @ Kiste in Stuttgart DE

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Tracklist

1

Going down the well

2

35 Years

3

The Roundabout

4

Threnody For The English Polity

5

Avignon

6

Sonata d'Alouatta

7

The Impossible Made Possible

8

Brimbore

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