Jaimie Branch Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise
22nd Nov 2019
LONDON Church Of Sound
St James the Great 188 Lower Clapton Road
Midnight Mass, a new format at Church of Sound, delivers its inaugural event with its first guest being Chicago bassist Junius Paul! Beginning at midnight and lasting till 3am, the night will see a set of originals followed by a curated jam session.
Known to followers of the International Anthem catalogue as right-hand rhythmist for Makaya McCraven (appearing on In The Moment, Highly Rare and Universal Beings), known to followers of creative music as a next-generation torch-bearer for The Art Ensemble of Chicago (appearing on their recently released 50th Anniversary LP We Are On The Edge), and known to many musicians as a multi-functional first chair bassist of the Chicago scene, Junius is a force to be reckoned with.
The origins of Paul’s craft go back to playing in church, but his creative voice really developed during jam sessions at clubs like The Velvet alongside members of the AACM, or Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
DJ set: Lex Blondin