Next Live Dates

14 Oct - Ballamy @ The Mall, Bristol

22 Oct - An Ape's Progress @ Manchester Lit Fest 

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Iain uses Rico Select Jazz 2H filed tenor reeds

Iain plays Selmer saxopones


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Iain Ballamy - saxophones / electronics
Thomas Strønen - drums / live electronics
Plus special guests

Now in their thirteenth year and signed to ECM records this ground breaking group has toured and recorded internationally creating thought provoking improvised music of great depth and beauty. With a dynamic and forward-thinking approach, their music incorporates and juxtapositions elements of sound, space, texture and contrast.
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Photo: Mark Karasick

Iain Ballamy – tenor saxophone and compositions
Gareth Williams - piano
Steve Watts - double bass
Martin France – drums

This stunning quartet features four fine musicians playing original material that still retains strong points of reference to the legacy of Jazz from the second half of the 20th century. The material includes a mixture of burning swing, ballads and re-writes of classics such as Blue in Green, Stella, I Got Rhythm and All the Things You Are, all of which feature Ballamys lyrical approach for which he is now well known.
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Photo: Tim Dickeson

June Tabor - voice
Iain Ballamy - saxophones
Huw Warren - piano

Drawing on a rich legacy of songs and words from centuries of folk tradition up to present times, this is an unusual and compelling trio. June Tabor's stunning and deeply moving performances are complimented by the sublime touch and accompaniment of Huw Warren. Ballamy's tenor mirrors and underpinning June's voice often creating what sounds as one. With original and contemporary works and a deep sense of history this is an original and weighty trio.
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The Little Radio

Photo: Tim Dickeson
Iain Ballamy - tenor saxophone
Stian Carstensen - button accordion

The resonance of button accordion and tenor saxophone is a rare, rich and beautiful sonority. In the hands of these two musicians it is a combination capable of a great range of moods and textures, at times showing great dexterity and alternately a full and rich resonance seemingly far larger than the sum of its parts. Repertoire ranges widely from Chopin to Whitney Houston via Eric Satie and Kurt Weil, incorporating classic songs, jazz standards, original works, tangos and even children’s songs to make a rich and diverse program in a new and imaginative setting.

With a new album 'Muscrat Ramble' launching next month, The Little Radio have an exciting tour of Ireland starting on 1st February with dates in Dublin, Waterford, Cork City, Castlebar, Bray and Clifden.

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