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Alabaster DePlume
Alabaster DePlume

Fri, 03 May


St Petroc's Church

Alabaster DePlume

'A rabble-rousing, spiritual jazz adventure' - The Guardian ****

Time & Location

03 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:30

St Petroc's Church, Priory Rd, Bodmin PL31 2DP, UK

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Angus Fairbairn, the Manchester-born, London-based musician who records under the name Alabaster Deplume, makes music that is extremely hard to classify. His albums feature some of Britain’s top jazz musicians, but it isn't straight-up jazz. It’s an odd mix of jazz, creaky chamber music, clunky post-punk, lo-fi Afrobeat, avant-garde folk music and English whimsy. The self-taught saxophonist plays his tenor sax out of the side of his mouth in a breathy murmur, all simple phrases and fluttering, low-volume flourishes. He sings in mantras, occasionally lapsing into quite funny Robert Wyatt-ish spoken-word excursions. He also surrounds himself with fine musicians who push his simple songs into more challenging territory.

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