Microclimate invite Stephane Payen Pendulum
Microclimate finds bassist/composer Ronan Guilfoyle going to the well of Irish music making with impressive results. Quite apart from command of the instrument, drummer Sean Carpio has a sharp musical mind that isn't trammeled by tired notions of genre, and Limerick guitarist Joe O'Callaghan is a coming force in Irish jazz guitar, with extended lines and contemporary chord shapes that imply players like Abercrombie and Scofield. They're joined by the impressive altoist Stephane Payen, a founder member of Paris's Hask Collective, described by The Guardian's John Fordham as mixing "a balletic Charlie Parkerish lightness with Evan Parker's squirting sonic abstractions ". This adventurous player will find himself in good company, and joins microclimate for a night's music centred on Guilfoyle's idiomatically savvy tunes for guitar trio.