The Blow-Up is a collage, an evocation of the 1960s musical and political explosions, when jazz musicians ranged into wider grooves to propel the music forward. Infused with the styles of heroes such as Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Abdullah Ibrahim, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell, The Blow-Up also draws on cinema, soundtracks and photography to create its big picture.

The Blow-Up's first cd " Invisible World" has just been released. Featuring compositions by Tom Unwin, the band line up is Tom Unwin on piano and Fender Rhodes, Tom's long-time collaborator, Stig Olson (Death in Vegas, Radio Science Orchestra and ONL with Steve Lodder) on saxes and bass clarinet, Noelle Rollings sings, (many people will remember Noelle singing with the Totnes Jazz Collective Big Band and funk band, Solar), anchoring the band on drums and percussion is Ben Waring and on double bass is Marcus Vergette, another close accomplice of Tom’s. Marcus is also a sculptor and a film-maker whose restless creativity keeps the rhythm section grooving and his bass dancing.

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The Blow-Up @ Oystercatchers Teignmouth & The Barrelhouse Totnes / Wed 09 to Thu 10 Jun 2010 (2 days)

The Blow-Up is coming to Oystercatchers Cafe in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth on Wednesday 9th June and The Barrel House, High St., Totnes on Thursday 10th June; doors open at 8pm. Come join the eve of World Cup parti...