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Matthew Shipp and UK album collaborators Spring Heel jack tour the UK

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An explosive series of live collaborations between the elite of the American and European improvisatory jazz scene and UK sampling and processing masters Spring Heel Jack land in the UK on January 22 for an 8 day tour.

The all-star line-up features artists who are celebrated in their respective fields. From the New York downtown scene come Matthew Shipp and his regular co-hort William Parker. They are joined by the inimitable British saxophonist Evan Parker, Spiritualized's frontman Jason Pierce and Dutch free jazz drummer Han Bennink. The results are a thrilling lice exploration in which Spring Heel Jack's john Coxon and Ashley Wales use live sampling to create cinematic musical landscapes which underpin the passionate and luminous playing of some of the world's most exhilarating musicians.

On tour January 2003

Wed 22 Bath Michale Tippett Centre

Thurs 23 London Queen Elizabeth Hall

Fri 24 Brighotn Corn Exchange (Dome)

Sun 26 Birmingham Medicine Bar

Wed 29 Leeds The Wardrobe

Thurs 30 Gateshead Caedmon Hall

Fri 31 Kendal Brewery Arts Centre

Contact: sulphurculture for more info

sulphurculture 3rd Floor 36 Greville Street London EC1N 8TB t: +44 20 7419 9445 e: info@sulphur.demon.co.uk

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