Theo Erskine & Mark Kavuma: Ultrasound
FRIDAY 15 MARCH - 8:00 PM
Two of London’s most exciting jazz musicians present music from their debut duo record, Ultrasound.
Mark Kavuma is a trumpeter, bandleader and composer with a distinctive sound. His music brings vibes, blues and rhythm together with gospel, soul, spirituals and jazz. Ultrasound is the fifth release under his own label, the Banger Factory. It was recorded and produced in partnership with saxophonist Theo Erskine. Recorded at Theo’s home, the album is the product of many hours spent together during the pandemic, planning exciting projects. It captures a moment in time when artists, starved of collaborative music-making, were finally permitted to meet again. Each track is filled with that palpable joy and yet tinged with reflection.
Joined by an all-star cast of musicians, they play original compositions and special arrangements. Experience their incredible sound, and the great energy and positive vibrations they bring to the room.
You expect new jazz albums to be good, bad or indifferent according to taste – but joyous and life-affirming is a delightful surprise. Ultrasound is inspired by coming out of London’s Covid-darkness into the light, and it’s filled with an airy sense of winning, playful energy. London Jazz News
Mark Kavuma trumpet
Theo Erskine saxophone
Deschanel Gordon piano
Shane Forbes drums
Conor Chaplin bass