Welcome to the fifth Blind Date Jazz episode of IMC’s Creative About Music Podcast. For this musical blind date, we paired up percussionist Sean Carpio with trombone players Colm O’Hara.
Each episode in Blind Date Jazz is a new encounter between 2 artists , playing ‘blind’ with no knowledge who the other person is, no advance preparation or even an indication of instrumentation. Halfway through we drop the curtain and they can see who their new improvising partner is -can we hear a change in the music?
Trombonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Colm O’Hara has played with some of Ireland’s most innovative and interesting ensembles, including amongst others, the Crash Ensemble, the Dirty Jazz Club, Yurodny, Havana ‘che, and quartet ReDiviDeR, whose recent release ‘Mere Nation’ was praised by All About Jazz for their “beguiling hybrid of simplicity and complexity, tunefulness and adventure”. As a composer, he has recently been commissioned to write for flautist Lina Andonovska and drummer Matthew Jacobson, and has collaborated with sculptor Rory Tangney on a commission for Solstice Arts Centre Navan.
Find more about Colm's work on his website: https://colmoharamusic.com/
Sean Carpio is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, described by the Irish Times as “maybe the finest drummer ever produced here". His full-length debut WoWos in 2013 was called by DIY Mag “a determinist streak of nature loving excitability”. A prolific collaborator, he has played with the likes of Louis Stewart, Mikkel Ploug, Nina Hynes, Robert Stillman, Ronan Guilfoyle, and many more, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra & RTE Concert Orchestra. Recent work has included multimedia trio Bog Bodies, exploring electro-acoustic spontaneous composition. Other recent collaborations include work with guitarists Simon Jermyn and Cian Nugent, and with the National Concert Hall’s Echo Band.
Find more of Seán's work at his website: https://www.seancarpio.com/
You can watch this Blind Date Jazz in full video form on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/28kHyzB4ogg
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Thanks to Justin Carroll's Togetherness for our podcast theme - the track is their 'Feelgood Factor' from 2009 album 'Togetherness'. You can listen to the rest here: https://justincarroll.bandcamp.com/album/togetherness