A new collective chamber group that recently made its debut appearance as the 265 Quartet at the 2010 Manchester Jazz Festival, having previously supported Ingrid Laubrock’s Sleepthief project. Featuring instrumentation from a mixture of families, the music has distinct timbres, there is no obvious ‘rhythm section’ and the area between contemporary classical and improvisation is blurred.
The group will be recording for release on Efpi Records later in 2011 – download an early demo recording (recorded in Ben’s living room!) here.
Graham South : flugelhorn
Anton Hunter : guitar
Rod Skipp : cello
Ben Cottrell : clarinet