F-IRE collective big band

F-IRE

The F-IRE collective, winners of the 2004 British Jazz Awards Innovation category, have had a couple of big bands over the years. 'Synergy' was the first one, which did several gigs around London and beyond. This then morphed into another large ensemble, with a more unusual lineup (including Tuba, cello, violin and bass clarinet). We did a CMN tour and played several festivals including Cheltenham. Led by pianist Nick Ramm, the band featured the writing of Ingrid Laubrock, Finn Peters, Jonathan Bratoeff, Nick and myself. We recorded some tracks but sadly no complete album.

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