Heads up for this event of great “holy shit” impart. QU Junktions have organised this tour and it is pure huggable brilliance. Read the below and imagine being hit in the face by lots of brass instruments. It will be that good.

The Ex

The Ex & Brass Unbound with Mats Gustasson, Roy Paci, Ken Vandermark & Wolter Wierbos

with Zun Zun Egui

at Fleece
(Fri 29th Jan 2010 / 8pm  / £7 adv)
The Ex have hooked up with one of the most powerful horn sections imaginable for this one-off UK tour – and sparks are sure to fly. Since 1979 this inspired, intrepid and seminal bands have consistently pushed the envelope, plotting a restless course from their anarchist punk origins to embrace everything from fractured noise to Ethiopian groove. Their thrillingly raw and rhythmic rock sound is born from their ideals, musical friendships/networks and work ethic. Alive to the moment, they are sometimes described as ‘experimental trance-dance avant-afro-punk improv music’ – and no one knows what descriptions this metamorphosis will conjure up.

On this tour The Ex plan to unleash a new wild and combustible show in collaboration with four of the world’s most powerful and performative horn players for some in-the-red swing time. Brass Unbound comprise Swedish force of nature Mats Gustafsson (saxophone), Chicago jazz heavyweight Ken Vandermark (saxophone), Italian wild card Roy Paci (trumpet) and boundary busting classical/futurist Wolter Wierbos (trombone). The line up is dexterous and dangerous – as players, improvisers and entertainers this group are nothing short of phenomenal. Expect fireworks.

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