29 April 2015

Liverpool’s The Weave launch their 2nd album The Capstone Theatre

Liverpool The Weave new album The Capstone Theatre

Liverpool’s The Weave launch their 2nd album The Capstone Theatre 

The Weave are an exciting incarnation of some of Liverpool’s best established jazz musicians, and their brand new album Knowledge Porridge is out now on Rufusalbino Records.

At the epicentre of this new musical planet is band leader Martin Smith. He has woven together a network of some of the very finest musicians in the musical city to end all musical cities: Anthony Peers (trumpet),  Anthony Ormisher (guitar), Tilo Purnbaum (drums), Rob Stringer (piano) and Hugo "Harry" Harrison (double bass).  

Together they bring a mind-bogglingly diverse CV of influences and experience. Jazz icons such as Digby Fairweather, Kenny Wheeler, Ian Carr and Jim Mullen rub shoulders with the likes of John Martyn and Arthur Brown, while names such as Super Furry Animals, The Coral and Albert Lee are fascinating head-turning tangents.

The end result is a brilliantly original musical kaleidoscope of ideas knitted together to create a soundscape like no other. Splendidly energetic and warm, sometimes playful but always soulful, spanning the bridge of several generations where no genre is denied access to the party.

Officially formed in August 2012 when they recorded their debut album, the members of The Weave have been playing together in various incarnations for up to 20 years, and so have a very close bond both musically and as brothers in arms. This combined with the twin trumpet and guitar front line creates a unique and extremely refreshing and cohesive band sound and identity. They treasure melody above all else and whilst there is plenty of space for individuals to shine in improvisation, everything serves the song.

The Weave have just brought out our 2nd album, and they have a launch gig scheduled at the Capstone Theatre on the 15th May ( 

The album features collaborations and contributions from Liverpools broader musical landscape. In particular from Stealing Sheep's Lucy Mercer, Michael Head (Shack/Pale Fountains) and from members of the Liverpool Philharmonic.

They will be playing the album in full at our show at the Capstone.

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