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NTS Trio at Vortex

30 NOVEMBER 2015, 8PM, VORTEX, LONDON. After their May UK debut at the Forge, NTS Trio will soon be back in town performing at Vortex. NTS trio is a Czech band of improvisational musicians from very different musical worlds: the contemporary art music composer and keyboard player Michal Nejtek, jazz double bassist Petr Tichý and rock drummer Štěpán Smetáček.

The band have found a champion in Basement Jaxx’s Simon Ratcliffe who recorded them at his Atlantic Jaxx studio in London earlier this year. Two of these tracks – Dark Forsage and Seven Up – are now being released as a limited edition 7” single by Gearbox Records.

"What it means for us to be in London? To be honest – it´s some kind of dream. Our favorite art comes from London. Words like UFO Club, Ronnie Scott, jam sessions, „swinging London“, Blow-Up etc. are like symbols of something fantastic, full of freedom and creativity (not just simple words or titles). London is something like artistic „melting pot“ for us (even if we don´t know him a lot) – and we hope that our music is the same. Across the borders, genres and feelings."
Michal Nejtek and NTS

Part of a double bill also showcasing jazz duo Binker and Moses, winners of the Best Jazz Act at the MOBO Awards 2015.

Binker and Moses

Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd are two of the most exciting young jazz musicians playing today, recently winning Best Jazz Act at the MOBO Awards 2015.Their ‘Dem Ones’ LP is the jazz debut of the year and was recorded all-analogue live to stereo tape. With a mutual background in Tomorrow’s Warriors they have played together in various large & small format groups including recording & touring as members of Zara McFarlane’s band.

Tickets: £10/12

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NTS Trio at The Forge in May.