Nat Birchall Group - Cosmic Language album launch
Total Refreshment Centre, London
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
19:30 – 23:00
Cosmic Language Nat’s latest album takes a cross-cultural approach: exploring the parallel musical paths of jazz and Indian ragas, Nat Birchall takes influence from spiritual jazz forebears, like Alice Coltrane and Yusef Lateef. It’s underlined by the introduction of the Indian harmonium to his band, taking the place of the traditional piano. Making new connections to realise his transcendental ambitions, it’s a logical next step in making music as spiritual cleanser.
All members of the group are part of the same like minded circle of Manchester-oriented jazz musicians, sharing stages and acquaintances with the likes of Matthew Halsall (a longtime collaborator with Birchall) and GoGo Penguin.
Nat Birchall - Tenor, soprano saxophones
Adam Fairhall - Indian Harmonium
Michael Bardon - Bass
Andy Hay - Drums
Total Refreshment Centre , Unit 2a Foulden road , London