Striking the right notes

Contemporary tunes

The ‘Tam de Villiers Quartet’ will perform on November 19, 9 pm onwards at The BFlat Bar, Indiranagar.

This quartet of British-born guitarist, Tam de Villiers, is resolutely idiosyncratic and astonishes the listener with a melting pot of influences seamlessly combined into an original voice.  For example, what starts out as a jazz piece, leads into a contrapuntal baroque fantasie, then veers off into abrasive progressive rock, skimming past rockabilly twangs before plunging into a trance inducing minimalist motif.

Yet despite the apparent eclecticism, there is a carefully crafted archetypal balance underpinning the form here that brings a sense of classical coherence to the notes, both written and improvised.

The quartet features Tam de Villiers (guitar/composition), David Prez (tenor saxophone), Frédéric Chiffoleau (double bass) and Karl Jannuska (drums).

This event is held in collaboration with the Ambassade de France and Institut Francais in collaboration with Gatecrash, Spedidam, Adami, Sacem, Copie Privee, FCM, and Jazzin.

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