Simon Thacker’s Ritmata
“A clear spiritual kinship with the great post-Coltrane quest for transcendence” – Jazz Journal (UK)
Simon Thacker’s Ritmata is the musical laboratory of one of Scotland’s most distinctive and compelling musical figures. The Edinburgh born classical guitarist and composer creates primal and multi-layered sound worlds for the unusual lineup of classical guitar, piano, double bass and drums, with some of the UK’s finest improvisers.
They will perform music from their extraordinary recent debut album Tàradh. Thacker draws on inspirations from Native America, medieval alchemy, Indian music and philosophy, Sephardic music, flamenco, Moroccan traditions and Ancient Roman mythology to create anew. Remarkably, over a month before release, the album centrepiece Quadriga in 5 was nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards, the most prestigious in the UK, in the category of “Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble”.
Experience some of the most powerful instrumental music of today that pushes at collective boundaries with its compositional intricacy and improvisational telepathy.
Tickets: £12 each
Date: Monday 13 April 2020
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh