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EFG London Jazz Festival presents
Kneebody + Jason Lindner’s Now vs Now
Thursday 16 November
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
Please note: Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Standing room only
In a nutshell
A killer double-bill from the Good Music Company - presenting progressive and fresh talent that spins out from jazz into a space with a genre and style of its own.
Formed in 2006, Now Vs Now is the realization of keyboardist/leader Jason Lindner's musical vision for a futuristic universal live band. The band features Justin Tyson on drums and Panagiotis Andreou on bass
Kneebody draws upon influences spanning D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’ to music by Elliott Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis. Their live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, for the rhythmic bombast of a Squarepusher or Queens of the Stone Age show, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom experienced at a Brad Mehldau concert.
What people are saying
'Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons...What matters to him is groove, however it comes.' - The New York Times
'...an open minded kid from Brooklyn [Lindner] became one of jazz's most interesting keyboardists, with an identity spanning genres, cultures, formats and technologies.' - JazzTimes
'Will this alien music make you want to dance? Absolutely, but be warned: once you step into the group's intoxicating, alternate universe, you may find it hard to leave.' - NPR The Checkout
'...warm, echoey electric piano, synthy sounds from outer space, rock and punk and hip-hop, and ideas from Africa and Asia. The music is weird, dreamy, unpredictable and sinister; it constantly plays with your expectactions.' - JazzTimes
'Putting a finger on a band like Kneebody is a bit like raising it to the wind. At any given moment, the group’s artistic inclinations can whip in an unpredictable direction.' — Wall Street Journal
'...contemporary, atmospheric and notably rhythmic' All About Jazz on Now vs Now
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This is a standing event
This event is wheelchair accessible.