Morla - Kilkenny
Simon Jermyn - guitar, baritone guitar, bass, electronics, preparations.
Sean Og - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, ring modulator, televisions.
"A surprising music whose kaleidoscopic colours, textures and original lines constantly confounded expectation.” - The Irish Times
This duo comprises two of the bolder spirits in Irish jazz today, and its also a product of Bottlenote, a Dublin creative collective that mirrors the emergence of similar coalitions of young musicians throughout Europe such as London's F-IRE and Copenhagen's Ilk.
Guitarist Simon Jermyn has just released a debut cd for Barcelona's Fresh Sounds imprint, and his beautifully textured manipulations of the guitar soundworld are a talking point in the Irish jazz scene.
Similarly, alto saxophonist Sean Og has foregone the instrument's more linear approach, opting for micro-tonality, electronica and the use of DIY instruments and objet trouve to forge a personal vocabulary.
Two to watch, with a shared commitment to sincere improvisation.