Music Preview: Gilles Peterson Presents A Night Of Death Jazz @The Roundhouse

By Andy Fell Last edited 128 months ago
Music Preview: Gilles Peterson Presents A Night Of Death Jazz @The Roundhouse

At Londonist, there’s one question we get asked incessantly: where can I go to watch a bearded Japanese man shout incomprehensibly through a megaphone at a group of jazz musicians playing with the aggression of a hardcore punk act? At last we can offer you a confident answer. You need to book a ticket to see self-proclaimed ‘death jazzers’ Soil & “Pimp” Sessions at Camden’s Roundhouse next Monday, the 14th July.

The Japanese outfit, who are signed to Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings, will be heading up an eclectic set of live acts and DJs, including Gilles himself. Also performing live are up-and-coming piano-led jazz group the Neil Cowley Trio, fresh from appearances on Later with Jools Holland and the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury Festival, and The Mighty Jeddo, purveyors of intriguing psychedelic jazztronica.

Joining Gilles on deck-duty are Toshio ‘UFO’ Matsuura and the legendary Fabio, king of drum’n’bass on BBC Radio One.

It’s shaping up to be a lot of jazz bang for your fifteen bucks. Doors are at 7pm, and you can still get tickets here.

Check back here on Tuesday when we’ll be bringing you a review of the evening.

Image of the 'Agitator' (Soil & "Pimp"'s megaphone-touting frontman) is courtesy of macskapocs' Flickr photostream using the Creative Commons License.

Last Updated 10 July 2008