Toronto bassist and composer, Rob Clutton, has been at the forefront of Canadian creative music for decades. As a player, he is an extraordinarily sensitive collaborator and accompanist as well as a compelling soloist. His trio, featured on their exceptional 2020 debut, Counsel of Primaries, is characterised especially by his intelligent composing for two special musical partners, combining an innate spaciousness borne of the ‘pianoless trio’ format with a rich sense of structure and musical purpose. Alto saxophonist Karen Ng has a notably liquid and intrinsically melodic turn-of-phrase, and Nick Fraser’s distinct sound, drive, and adaptability make him one of Canada’s great drummers.
Saturday, 18 September, 8:30pm, Royal City Mission, $24/$18 • buy tickets
Box office opens 1 September; prices include taxes and surcharges, and are general admission / seniors, students, underwaged
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photo by Lily Ramsey