Food plus Percy Pursglove

Review and pictures by John Watson Hexagon Theatre, mac, Birmingham, UK 02-12-2015 The content of Food has shrunk from time to time over the years… but the quality has always been maintained, and even improved. Food, with UK saxophonist Iain Ballamy… Read More ›

Food – This Is Not A Miracle

(ECM) The Anglo-Norwegian duo of saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen is joined here by Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz. Food’s style of atmospheric, electronics-drenched music has had some consistency ever since the band was a quartet with trumpeter Arve Henriksen… Read More ›

CD review: Food

Mercurial Balm (ECM) Steel pan sounds phase in and out – or are they chime bars? or electronic sounds? – while a foghorn of a low, breathy, gritted tenor saxophone note blooms and fades around them. Echoed cymbal scrapes and… Read More ›

Harmonic Live: Food

Harmonic Festival, MAC Theatre, Birmingham, England 01-10-2011 I said in my preview to this Festival that the gig not to miss was Arve Henriksen and Dreams Of Tall Buildings. But of course I should have stressed there were two unmissable… Read More ›

Quick review: Food

Cheltenham Jazz Festival Town Hall Pillar Room Awesome 75 minute continuous set from three-man Food. Stronen so poised while tapping out patterns, sampling them and blending them, stick between teeth, into a complex rhythm that never loses its groove. Meanwhile… Read More ›