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Jeremy Rose talks about ‘Within & Without’

Jeremy Rose talks about ‘Within & Without’

I love guitar, it has the ability to convey an incredibly rich range of textures and sounds, and has a history of amazing players. However, when I choose collaborators, it is often based on the individual: Lionel Loueke and Kurt Rosenwinkel are both unique voices on their instruments, and aesthetically, I felt they were a great match for the respective projects I was working with. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

Gig review: The Vampires at SIMA

Gig review: The Vampires at SIMA

The horn unison passages have the extraordinary unity - bright and seemingly electrically fused - that characterised the famous pairing or alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman and trumpeter Don Cherry; while their solos are freely melodic, somewhat in the Coleman vein. Read More »

Album review: Tiro (The Vampires) by John Hardaker

Album review: Tiro (The Vampires) by John Hardaker

on 'Brother Sykes' - The band play around each other here, as if conversing, exchanging their grief – the feeling is one of a wake, funereal and puffed-out. It is a nod to the complete musicianship of Alex Boneham that the bass dominates here, expressing so much in answer to the gray-blues and watery mauves thrown at him by Rose and Garbett. All seems to happen underwater, beneath a heavy lid of mortality. Read More »

The Vampires in an Alley – a post-gig gig

With some colourful street art as a backdrop, The Vampires give a dimly-lit alleyway and a small group of passers-by a special performance of ‘All I See Is You’. The Vampires: Jeremy Rose (saxophone) Nick Garbett (trumpet) Alex Boneham (bass) Alex Masso (drums) Read More »