Chris Corsano, rightly proclaimed the finest drummer of his generation, has been consistently stunning audience with his dazzling technical ability and exploratory ferocity for years. His talent, so immediately apparent, has seen him build a rich and diverse musical career, becoming one of the most in-demand players within the experimental music scene. A miniscule summary of his work includes collaborations with the likes of Michael Flower, Björk, Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Heather Leigh, Nels Cline, Six Organs of Admittance, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, MV&EE and Keiji Haino. It’s no wonder he’s in so much demand; one glimpse at this master at work would give even the most world weary musician an insatiable need to play with the man. Support comes from Foam – Glue Bowl, a new experimental group formed by members of Harappian Night Recordings and Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, and jazz duo Paul Baylis (reeds) and Jon Howard (drums), whose trio with Manchester Jazz legend Stuart McCallum has received high praise. Opening the proceedings is a new improvisational unit founded by member of Baptist and Bootleggers and Tombed Visions Records.

Sun 17 Mar, The Bay Horse, 35-37 Thomas Street, M4 1NA. Tel: 0161 661 1041, 3pm – 9pm, £5,

Sun 17 Mar
David McLean
Published on:
Sun 10 Mar 2013