Friday 10 June 2022 +
Most recently seen at Wakefield Jazz with the anarchic Pigfoot, Chris’ new unusual line-up features compositions inspired by the diversity of London’s musical life, from East African guitar band grooves to echoes of wistful European folk themes and sinuous lines reminiscent of Arabic music.
Chris Batchelor’s distinctive compositions for Zoetic are the outcome of his long lasting immersion in a wide range of music in London’s varied scene. Add the influence of Batchelor’s original voice throughout and you have a rich source of inspiration for this exceptional group of musicians: Margrit Hasler on viola, John Parricelli on guitar, Steve Watts on double bass and Paul Clarvis on percussion. It is this unique combination of musicians and instrumentation, the deep bonds these players have formed through years of playing together, and the subtle sensitivity of their inviting sound which makes Zoetic so special.
Chris Batchelor – trumpet
Margrit Hasler – viola
John Parricelli – guitar
Steve Watts – bass
Paul Clarvis – tabla/percussion