December 2016

Thu15Dec20:3023:15Lama Trio & Joachim BadenhorstJoachim Badenhorst (bas)klarinet, Susana Santos Silva trompet/flügelhorn, Gonçalo Almeida bas/effecten, Greg Smith drums/elektronica20:30 - 23:15 CET Bimhuis, Piet Heinkade 3

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Imaginative, narrative music by the young Portuguese-American trio Lama and (bass-) clarinet player Joachim Badenhorst. Their album Elephant’s Journey (Clean Feed) is filled with literary influences.

Lama is an intriguing young band that combines influences from poetry and literature into bright compositions. Lama was founded in Rotterdam as a collaboration between three improvising musicians: double bassist Gonçalo Almeida and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, both from Portugal, and drummer Greg Smith from Montreal. The released four albums on the label Clean Feed, including a collaboration with Chris Speed.

On the most recent album Lama welcomes Joachim Badenhorst, the Flemish (bass-)clarinet player, known at the Bimhuis as a member of the Han Bennink Trio and from his carte blanche-concert in 2015. The album Elephant’s Journey, which features mostly compositions by band leader Almeida, has been named after the eponymous José Saramago novel, but contains references to other literary classics as well. Above all, it’s narrative music performed in an accessible way.


Thursday 15 Dec @ 20:30 - Thursday 15 Dec @ 23:15 CET



Piet Heinkade 3



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