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May 21, 2023 4:00 pm4:50 pm

Bristol Beacon

Sarsen Drift (Rebecca Nash & Nick Walters)
World premiere of THE SANCTUARY

We are delighted to present a world premiere of new music by acclaimed pianist Rebecca Nash and trumpet player and producer Nick Walters. The Sanctuary is an exciting new project by the pair. 

This new venture, firmly rooted in their mutual appreciation of electronica and jazz, echoes influences of bands like Royksopp, Aphex Twin, and Lemon Jelly, alongside live improvisation. The collaboration began in 2020 with a commission for Jazz South. With the duo exploring the concept of ley-lines and their effect on the natural world. Through incorporating musical samples taken from Avebury Stone Henge and its surrounding areas. Nick and Rebecca have continued to compose in the same trajectory. Doing so by writing material to incorporate live electronics and samples on stage alongside acoustic instruments.

Bristol Jazz Festival will be the first live performance of this music.  Joining Nick and Rebecca will be Nim Sadot on bass guitar and Andrew Lisle on drums.  

‘There’s a beauty to this recording that goes beyond any pigeon-holes of musical styles’. ‘A vibrant and invigorating landscape of sound’. UK VIBE ★★★★★ 5/5

‘At the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music’. DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

‘Amazing new album, so good – another chapter to add to the phenomenal new British Jazz scene’  GILLES PETERSON

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