Born: June 8, 1981 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
I’m a jazz and improv double bassist, based in London. I lead and compose for two groups at the moment:
The Olie Brice Quartet (with Mark Hanslip – tenor, Leon Michener – piano and Jeff Williams- drums)
The Carracks Project (with James Allsopp – reeds, Nick Malcolm – trumpet, Alex Bonney – laptop and Mark Sanders – drums)
I’m also involved in several collaborative projects, including:
Riverloam Trio – (Mikolaj Trzaska – alto sax, bass clarinet and Mark Sanders – drums)
Catatumbo (trio with Ingrid Laubrock – tenor and Javier Carmona – drums)
Duo with Neil Metcalfe – flute
BABs (James Allsopp – bass clarinet, Alex Bonney – laptop)
and am in a few people’s bands, including:
The Nick Malcolm Quartet (Nick Malcolm – trumpet, Alexander Hawkins – piano and Mark Whitlam – drums)
Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music (Loz Speyer – trumpet, Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet, Rachel Musson – tenor & soprano, Simon Roth – drums)
Alex Bonney Trio (Alex Bonney – trumpet, Jeff Williams – drums)
Other musicians I’ve appeared with include Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Ken Vandermark, Tony Marsh, Lol Coxhill, Pat Thomas, Mulatu Astatke, Alan Wilkinson, Hannah Marshall, Steve Reid and Steve Swell, among many others.
'Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting' - Brian Morton, Point of Departure
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