Rachel Musson and Corey Mwamba first performed in November 2013, and enjoyed it so much they promised each other they’d do it again. And so they continue…Together, Rachel Musson and Corey Mwamba improvise shifting structures together, moving from abstract soundscapes to synchronistic outbursts, structured space to more dense nods towards free jazz. 2015 saw them undertake an 8 date tour in Germany as part of the Roundtrips series. And in November 2015 they are set to resume their annual London Jazz Festival appearance, this time at the Barbican as part of a Lume programmed free-stage.
Rachel is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation-based projects, one of which, a trio featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders has just released an album on Babel Label. She collaborates in a trio with Julie Kjaer and Hannah Marshall, a trio with Steve Noble and Carl Ludwig Hübsch, and has performed in improvised settings with a variety of artists such as Corey Mwamba, john Russell, Olie Brice, Rowland Sutherland, Alex Ward, Mary Halvorson and Han Bennink.
Superior out sounds, for sure. Daniel Spicer
Corey is a Derby-based vibraphone player who is highly sought after for his original approach to the instrument. His playing and composition draws on a wide palette of sounds and influences. His main working band, a trio with Dave Kane and Joshua Blackmore has recorded and performed to much critical acclaim.
Mwamba, alive to every musical possibility thrown his way by his bandmates, was constantly selecting the precisely appropriate tone and timbre for the particular moment, either by changing gong-type (covered) mallets for xylophone-style (unwrapped) mallets, or by occasionally playing his instrument with his bare hands or a violin bow, drawing from its keys an astonishing variety of sounds, from mbira-like ‘muffled’ notes to ringing, sonorous, sustained tones or cascades of single notes, occasionally ending pieces with a subtle reverberating effect […]
Live gig recording available here: http://coreymwamba.bandcamp.com/album/one-and-other