Thursday 3 May Victoria, Oslo / Sunday 3 June, Bath International MusicFest
The long-standing Ango-Norwegian band Food is now comprised of duo saxophonist Iain Ballamy and percussionist Thomas Strønen. Iain, known throughout Europe as the “fantastic Englishman” was playing at Ronnie Scott’s by the age of 20 and rapidly made himself indispensible in the UK contemporary music scene. He can count Bill Bruford, Django Bates, Gil Evans and Bryan Ferry amongst his collaborators. Thomas Strønen works not just with Food, but with Humcrush, Meadow, Monsters and Puppets and many more. Joining Ballamy and Strønen for what is destined to be a memorable night is Indian slide guitar master Prakash Sontakke and Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset.
Allaboutjazz.com's Adriana Carcu talks to Thomas Strønen. Bios: Iain Ballamy, Eivind Aarset and Prakash Sontakke.