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A relatively new night on the London Jazz scene Lume have been putting on a great (sometimes eclectic) selection of music since the middle of 2013. Kicking off their 2014 season at a new venue Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL. This is a small cafe bar a few moments walk up the Hackney road from the junction with Kingsland Road. A stone's throw from Hoxton Station on the Overground - or a handful of stops by bus from either Old Street or Liverpool Street. Saxophonists Cath Roberts & Dee Byrne host the weekly (!) night always creating a warm atmosphere. Here's what they say about Corey Mwamba/Martin Pyne
"Vibes players Corey Mwamba and Martin Pyne initially stumbled upon each other’s work in cyberspace. Once they met in the flesh they began discussing the unlikely project of an improvising vibraphone duo. This remained an idea for a long time, until choreographer Sheron Wray called Martin and asked him to provide music for a project for improvising dancers. This provided the perfect opportunity to road test the duo format, and musicians and dancers were all smiling happily after the first rehearsal so it was all systems go!
Expect to hear a surprising range of textures and colours. Corey is one of the most fluent and inventive improvisers you will ever hear, dragging an extraordinary array of sounds from his instrument. In his work with his own band Busnoys, Martin has made a point of extending the sonic scope of the vibes with a range of subtle electronic processing, as well as triggering a variety of specially made sampled loops and drones. And expect a few other instrumental flavours thrown into the pot as the music simmers as well."
It's £5 entry - doors at 8pm and the music will start at 8:30 prompt...I'll be getting there at 8pm with a meetup sign (hopefully a laminated one no less!)