This is a brand new project which sees the original Family Band quartet expanded to a seven piece. The band’s starting point is the music of musicians from the forefront of the free jazz revolution whose opening up of jazz’s constraints was an integral part of the music’s development. [Extended] Family Band shares their powerful and free-spirited momentum with moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues combining into an emotionally complex and cathartic whole. This expanded line-up finds the band playing music that is more ambitious in scope and alive with tonal colours and sonic possibility while seeking to express a more complex and deeper personal truth.
Kim Macari – trumpet
Dee Byrne – alto saxophone
Riley Stone-Lonergan – tenor saxophone
Alicia Gardener-Trejo – baritone saxophone
Andrew Woodhead – piano
Tom Rivière – double bass
Steve Hanley – drums