Tori Freestone Trio

Featuring Tori’s own Trio playing her repertoire which explores the openness that the saxophone trio allows while taking inspiration from some of the non-chordal sax led trios of the moment. This group dynamic has culminated into a programme of music that has been developed over the last few years resulting in a new CD as a leader..

Tori is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised music scene as both a side women and highly regarded bandleader for over a decade. Her multi-faceted skills have seen her work as a core member with such diverse bands as the Ivo Neame Quintet/Octet, Andre Canniere Sextet, Compassionate Dictatorship (her own co-led group with Jez Franks), Loop Collective’s Rory Simmons as well as artists such as the Cuban group ’Orquesta Timbala’, singer Brigitte Beraha, saxophone colossus Andy Sheppard and trumpeter Neil Yates. Indeed, this wealth of experiences has shaped Freestone’s playing and composing and this is highly evident on her debut. A robust tenor sound, melodic invention and a balance between wit and playfulness in her original songs mark Freestone’s music out, not to mention a strong willingness to blur the lines between the written and improvised.

Her new CD has been recorded for Freestone’s first appearance as a leader on Whirlwind Recordings. 

Line Up: Tori Freestone - saxes, Tim Giles - drums and Dave Manington - bass

Tickets: £12.50/£10 Members/Students £5

Several band sound clips can be found here