Olie Brice

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.

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'consistently inspired' - The Wire

'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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Discography

Of Tides

Of Tides

Babel Label
2017

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Day After Day

Day After Day

Babel Label
2017

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Somersaults

Somersaults

Two Rivers Records
2015

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Immune to Clockwork

Immune to Clockwork

Multikulti Project
2014

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