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Flat Earth Society

Flat Earth Society USA tour 2014:

21/06/2014: Rochester Jazz Festival 22/06/2014: Rochester Jazz Festival 24/06/2014: Le Poisson Rouge, New York 25/06/2014: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh 26/06/2014: The Jam Factory, Toronto 27/06/2014: Ottawa Jazz Festival

“The music is full of bizarre and shocking juxtapositions…but once you’ve got over the sheer oddity, the juxtaposition becomes poetic, though in a surreal way. It’s as if a night scene in a Raymond Chandler novel were suddenly invaded by a flock of seagulls. Vermeersch’s approach is risky, which is what makes it so energising.” (Ivan Hewett — The Telegraph) “Flat Earth Society, a tight 15-piece band led by clarinettist and composer Peter Vermeersch, late of X-Legged Sally. Two brilliant sets confirmed how accomplished they are, twisting rapidly from theatrical bombast to tenderness, collective improv, mad movie-chase music and back to swinging anthems... Wet is Wet presented jazz as envisaged by Goebbels. Vermeersch grins impishly, like a young Daniel Libeskind, as he directs his close-knit ensemble. He is a monster talent, with an outrageously original band.” (John L. Walters — The Guardian, about the concert at the London Jazz Festival, Nov 2007)

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