AMAZING OFFERS: 1) 15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. 2) £1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’!
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Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.
DUSKI made their SoundCellar debut in 2018 and we felt it was time to have them back again – this time they come to us as a quartet.
This gig will take place at The Grasshopper, 139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.
Ticket link below
The band began as a chordless trio in darkest Wales comprising of sax, double bass and drums. Piano was added and slowly the jazz styles disappeared, while heavy jams and collective improvising took its place. The piano morphed into different synthesisers and tape loops and the double bass cracked open to reveal its electric counterpart. Standard chord progression melted away to reveal the dark minimalist progressive rock band that is Duski.
“A contemporary group playing fresh, original music that deserves to be seen and heard” – The Jazz Mann
Duski toured the UK three times to promote their eponymous debut album. During this process, the band started developing new music that ended up dominating the set: a new album was on the horizon. The band entered Giant Wafer Studio in September 2018 and took three days to craft the album ‘Make a Wish’. Traditional form of melody and then lots of soloing took a sideline, replaced by group improvisations based more on image and texture. Most of the album was recorded live in a few takes along with overdubbing.
“Duski’s set shows originality, quality and productive collaboration” – Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal
“‘Make A Wish’ is a world class album that should propel Duski to the forefront of the UK Jazz scene” – Francis Brown, New Sounds Wales
Duski’s sound evolved again throughout 2020’s lockdown, the result of which is their most recent release 2021’s “Pillow Talk Sessions 1” on Ropeadope. Conversations between tenor saxophone & double bass entwine; drawing out delicate notes that allow space for reflection with brooding overtones of tension ever-present. Aidan Thorne struts along the double bass, bowing earthly drones for Greg Sterland’s searching tenor saxophone reminiscent of the considered European jazz leanings of early Portico Quartet. Another welcome addition to the impressive British jazz scene.
This SoundCellar gig will feature an eclectic mix of ‘Pillow Talk’ improvisations, along with ‘Make A Wish’ group material – an evening not to be missed!
Aidan Thorne: Bass
Greg Sterland: Saxes
Paul Jones: Keyboards
Matt Holmes: Drums
Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).
All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one monthShare this event
15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
£1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’! Thanks to BCP Council’s Music Education Hub, Soundstorm, we are offering entry to all SoundCellar gigs for £1, when accompanied by an adult (entry also £1 for them!) Advance booking only, simply select the U18 option when booking your tickets. The offer is subject to seat availability, so for some of our gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment. This offer will continue for the foreseeable future, so now is the time to become a regular SoundCellar visitor!