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Yusuf Ahmed ‘Unknown to Known’

  • Monday 24 October 2022
  • The Yard
  • £12 - £8


Idris Rahman - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Flute // Tamar Osborn - Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Flute // Jihad Darwish - Sitar, Double Bass, Electric Bass // Yusuf Ahmed - Drums, Percussion

“Blown away….The best I can do, is to keep my silence….” – Play It Loud!

“…one to excite any modern jazz head. The music they create as Unknown To Known is a whole new level of aural meditation…” – Twisted Soul

Unknown to Known offers an intimate dialogue of meandering melodies and textural grooves over resounding harmonic landscapes. At times euphoric and often dynamic, this music is always interactive, honest and raw. On woodwinds, Idris Rahman and Tamar Osborn weave together the melodic fabric of this music. Their lyrical approach gracefully compliments one another, whether they play in unison or counterpoint. Jihad Darwish oscillates between the sitar, double bass and electric bass, providing a bridge from melodic and harmonic worlds down to earthy, pulsating yet sensitive grooves which Yusuf Ahmed ties together on the drums and various hybrid percussion instruments. At times euphoric and dynamic and at others deeply meditative, the music the quartet creates is always interactive, honest, and raw -deep thinking jazz music at its best.

This concert is supported by Arts Council England’s Supporting Grassroots Live Music Fund and Forsyths Pianos.

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On the door tickets: £14 / £10 (no booking fees)

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