Dave Manington's Riff Raff
This dynamic ensemble of young musicians features the highly acclaimed musicians Brigitte Beraha (Paul Clarvis/Chris Laurence, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, L.J.O.), Ivo Neame (Cinematic Orchestra, Fringe Magnetic, Phronesis), Tomas Challenger (Outhouse/Red Snapper), Rob Updegraff (Zigaboo Modeliste/Ronnie Scott’s Allstars), and Tim Giles (Iain Ballamy/Stan Sulzmann/Kenny Wheeler/Art Farmer). The starting point for the music is collective improvisation but compositionally it draws on as wide a range of styles as possible. Folk, electronic music and contemporary classical influences are added to the mix with complex jazz harmonies and rhythms.
“Dave Manington leads this fearless lineup on an exploration of the deepest reaches of jazz, negotiating both turbulent and tranquil musical waters with muscular assurance and energy. “ Helen Mayhew