Greg Foat Group + Neue Grafik Ensemble | COS

St James the Great, London

Friday, 21 Jun 2019 – Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

19:30 – 00:30

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce our next show. On June the 21st Church Of Sound will be host two bands, Greg Foat Group & Neue Grafik Ensemble.

Greg Foat’s latest album 'The Mage' threads lineage between the past and future of British jazz, enlisting the talents of jazz/library/soundtrack legends Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell and Clark Tracey to collaborate with their modern contemporaries, Greg Foat, Moses Boyd and Heliocentric's drummer Malcolm Catto, something undeniably British but outward looking and global has been created.

Greg’s compositions and arrangements showcase the old and new, downtempo folkscapes, free jazz with notes of hip-hop and soul from the young team flavouring the mix. The album is a testament to the versatility and pure musicality of all those involved and Greg Foat’s ability to bring artists together to record beautiful, timeless music.

Personnel on the night :

Clark Tracey: Drums
Eric Young: Congas
Phil Achille: Bass
Trevor Walker: Trumpet
Rob Mach: Saxophones
Hugh Harris: Guitar
Special guest Duncan Lamont: Tenor Saxophone

Neue Grafik Ensemble

Parisian born producer Neue Grafik formed his ensemble last year, consisting of trumpet player Emma-Jean Thackray, Vels Trio’s drummer Dougal Taylor, bassist Matt Gedrych and of course Fred N’Thepe on keyboards. For this session, they will be joined by rapper and poet Brother Portrait who is omnipresent in NGE’s forthcoming EP.

Grafik's sound is a hybrid of jazz, house and hip hop, all with his unique geographical tones of African ethnicity, Parisian roots and a love for London sounds like broken beat & grime thrown into the mix.

Personnel on the night:

Neue Grafik: Keys
Emma Jean Thackeray: Trumpet
Dougal Taylor: Drums
Matt Gedrych: Bass
Brother Portrait: Vocals

DJ: Lex Blondin

Artwork designed by Raimund Wong

We will be serving food from the start &, as ever, all proceeds from the booking fees will be going to charity via Party for the People.


St James the Great , St James Clapton , London