Get­ting a jazz move on

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - RAY COMISKEY

MOV­ING ON MU­SIC The Black Box, Hill St, Belfast Mar 26-30 048-90246609 www.movin­gon­mu­sic.co.uk Belfast’s Mov­ing On Mu­sic fes­ti­val has a de­served rep­u­ta­tion for ad­ven­tur­ous pro­gram­ming, and this year’s event should again prove that small is beau­ti­ful.

It opens on Wed­nes­day with US sax­o­phon­ist Jean Tous­saint fronting a quar­tet com­pleted by Fran­cisco Turrisi (pi­ano), Ro­nan Guil­foyle (bass) and David Lyt­tle (drums). Tous­saint is prob­a­bly the clos­est to the jazz main­stream in the event, but he is an ex­cep­tional player and an Art Blakey band alum­nus. On Thurs­day it’s the turn of the trio of the uniquely gifted mav­er­ick Matthew Bourne (pi­ano), with Steve Davis (drums) and David Kane (bass), re­cently heard at Dublin’s Douze Points Fes­ti­val.The out-of-left-field choices also in­clude the rock, jazz and elec­tronic ma­nip­u­la­tions of Fraud (Fri­day 28th). The un­cat­e­goris­able Ben­nink-Moore-Hol­shouser (that’s Ben­nink above) will be there on Satur­day 29th as part of an Ir­ish tour and the event closes on Sun­day 30th with the South Amer­i­can mu­sic of the Lun­far­dia quin­tet. There’s also a film pro­gramme which in­cludes doc­u­men­taries on the great jazz icon­o­clasts Sun Ra, Al­bert Ayler and Or­nette Cole­man.

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