Neelamjit Dhillon tabla, alto saxophone, flute, bansuri Ron Samworth guitar, effects Lan Tung erhu, vocals with guest André Lachance, bass
Birds of Paradox incorporates three very distinct voices into a creative whole. The trio, joined for this concert by bassist André Lachance, blends jazz and improvised music with traditional Chinese, Western and Indian music into a vibrant expression of life in Vancouver. Strong melodies, interesting grooves, and cool sonic textures are the common currency.
This collaborative trio was formed in 2007 to explore the fusion of composition and improvisation. The unique instrumentation provides a wealth of textural possibilities to these versatile composer/performers. After this Vancouver concert, the group is heading to Ontario to play the highly regarded Guelph Jazz Festival as part of the dusk til dawn extravaganza, Nuit Blanche on September 7th.
Birds of Paradox's self-titled CD will be available at Ironworks, and can also be found on CD Baby, iTunes and other online sources.
The Ironworks Studios (View)
235 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1C2