Ralph Wyld's Mosaic @ Hidden Rooms Live, Cambridge [1 June]

Ralph Wyld's Mosaic

20:00 - 22:30

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Hidden Rooms Live
7b Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Doors open 7pm | Music starts 8pm

Tickets in advance:
£15 / £12 students / £10 under 18s
Under 18s but be accompanied by an adult


«Fascinating music in the field between ambient, jazz, rock and minimal»
Rondo Magazine, Germany

«This is a highly accomplished band-leading debut by Kenny Wheeler Prize-winner Ralph Wyld, strong in writing, textural detail and spiritual purpose.» Jazzwise

«a cool but very joined-up genre-crossing venture for an unusual lineup featuring his lustrous, Gary Burton-like vibraphone sound joined to brass, clarinets, a cello, and a hip and sophisticated rhythmic section»
The Guardian

“This album stands as an example of British contemporary jazz at its finest [...] The whole ensemble melds together and fits perfectly with the band name. This is a mosaic where the pieces fit together into a strong and beautiful whole.”
Kind of Jazz, ★★★★★

“The jazz-world is not over-endowed with vibraphonist-led groups so [Subterranea], rich in strong and irresistible compositions makes a decidedly refreshing change.”
All About Jazz, ★★★★

“fascinating music in the field between ambient, jazz, rock and minimal” Rondo Magazine (DE) ★★★★

“[Wyld is] set to fire up the jazz scene...”Jazzwise

Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation, all of which contributes to the thoughtful narrative of the compositions. The unusual line-up creates a surprisingly intimate and yet powerful sound world, distinct from most other groups currently on the scene.

The band’s repertoire consists of original music composed by Ralph, and is inspired by a wide variety of sources, from artist Paul Klee to Aldershot Town Football Club. Musical influences include Steve Reich and Steve Martland as well as Kenny Wheeler. Vince Mendoza, Gil Evans and Marius Neset.

Mosaic has recently released its debut album on Edition Records, entitled Subterranea, which was launched in the 2016 London Jazz Festival.

Ralph Wyld — Vibraphone
George Crowley — Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Miguel Gorodi — Trumpet
Cecilia Bignall — Cello
Misha Mullov-Abbado — Bass
Scott Chapman — Drums
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