June blasted off with a Click Beetle gig at Belair House in Dulwich, playing another set of original tunes such as Peckham Roy, Shimmy and Red Lion Ramble. The trio is in search of a new residency and any odd gigs that would suit a creative, melodious ensemble.
Exploring new territory, trombone poetry travelled to Bow for a gig at Eastbeat in Kingsley Hall, formerly the home of a famous therapeutic experiment run by R. D. Laing. These monthly events are worth keeping an eye on, and are very ably presented by John “Jazzman” Clarke. A video of the trombone poetry set has recently emerged.
Morley Jazz Orchestra played The Stonehenge Suite, G-bop Orchestra bonged and banged, The hKippers ran wild and John Eacott’s sun sonification, Hour Angle, unfolded out in Gillett Square, overseen by a pinkish moon. It was Solstice At The Vortex in Dalston, and trombone poetry unveiled new works for the occasion: the poems, Up Above and Midsummer, plus the Sunata for Trombone and Solar Flares. (see Fig. 1)
This event sparked an invitation to perform at Rodger’s Party, a festival on a farm in Sussex, where the trombone poetry offering included a few sawns and addages, and a new poem, Wardrobes. (see Fig. 2)
The hKippers ran wild.
Sunday 10th July, 16:00
trombone poetry + Hither Green Improvising Group et al.
London SE13 5QZ
suggested donation: £5
Saturday 16 July, 20:00
Roberto Pla + 20-piece orchestra
30 Years of Latin Music in London inspired by Fania All-Stars
London EC2Y 8DS
Monday 1 August 20:30 start
HG WELLS CENTRE
St Mark’s Rd