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Trio Verso

Combining the evocative lyric poetry of Brian Johnstone with improvised, jazz soundscapes from Richard Ingham (saxes, bass clarinet & ‘trombophone’) and Louise Major (double bass), Trio Verso refocus the ideas behind the 1950s poetry & jazz movement for a 21st century audience. Bringing an original approach to live poetry, in the context of music at times rhythmically swinging and at others atmospheric and haunting, Trio Verso is a genuine fusion of original poetry with jazz grooves and improvised soundscapes.

“The audience’s attentiveness matched that of the performers in the vivid improvisations Ingham and Major wove around Johnstone’s poetry.”
The Scotsman

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