Focusing on collective improvisation, Motion's music unfolds with unexpected turns, textural improvisations and treads a line between simplicity and abstraction. The group has twice toured the east coast of Australia and has performed as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the TURA Totally Huge New Music Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Jazz Festival. With this performance they will be launching a new album (following their debut album Presence) and premiering some brand new material as well. The line-up of Andrew Brooks (alto and soprano saxophone), Berish Bilander (piano/keys), Hugh Harvey (drums) and Sam Zerna (bass) has been augmented by the addition of young guitarist
Brett Thompson (who has moved here from Perth).
"The music was surreal, mesmerising and trance-like, with the transitions having that prized fluidity that avoids any feeling of obligatory soloing or virtuosic excursions." - Roger Mitchell, AusJazz, May 2011
"A tone of cool tranquility, underpinned by contemporary jazz perceptions." 4 Stars - Weekend Australian "Intriguing journeys for the listener... icy beauty, high drama, free improvisation and driving grooves." - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald
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