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ROIL (Chris Abrahams / Mike Majkowski / James Waples)

  • Johnston St Jazz 81 Johnston Street Annandale, NSW, 2038 Australia (map)

The band I once described as "maybe the most creative improvising trio in Sydney" is ten years old. Chris Abrahams, James Waples, will once again join Mike Markovski (home from Berlin for a couple of weeks). It's hard to say how the music will sound, because like Chris's band The Necks and Mike's work with Jim Denley and The Splinter Orchestra, they don't have compositions or plans. But we know it will be beautiful, subtle, long-form improvisation by three absolute masters.

“In this regard jazz is dead. But when I play with a trio like Roil I feel I am really playing jazz. In our rehearsals we just play. There’s no verbal dialogue, or very little. There’s no leader. No one is worried about playing over anyone else. We are solving the musical problems in the moment. We got together in 2007 and we weren’t talking about playing gigs. We just enjoyed playing together. Playing no one else’s music."
[mike markovski]

BYO beer, wine, snacks, anything you like
children and dogs welcome

One 60min set followed by Free For All, an open improvisation concept which after listening to these guys for an hour should be amaaaaazing.