“Prosser's compositions develop elegantly, but rarely in straight lines... this quartet pushes the listener down several paths at once, creating a thrilling tension among the players even though they're actually tightly in sync.” Chicago Reader





Following from his debut release Tether on Whirlwind Recordings in May 2017 (featuring Elias Stemeseder, Philipp Gropper, Max Santner) bassist and composer Hayden Prosser continues his exploration into contemporary music styles. Together with his quartet, featuring new members Brad Henkel and Mark Pringle, they push forward an inquisitive stance on process music, electronica and contemporary classical music, searching for it’s connection to improvisation and jazz. With their talents as experienced improvisers, the quartet subtly weaves improvisation and composition into patterns of new and explorative colours.








PRESS


“A suite of soundscapes that will surely reward repeated plays, from which the listener will undoubtedly glean new textures and colours” All About Jazz

“What nudges Tether up to borderline addictive is how the melodies filter through... Fascination with this recording continues to grow with each return visit” Bird is the Worm

“A startling debut recording... This is wonderful music deserving of much, much more investigation. A creative musician could build a high tower from here.” Sandy Brown Jazz

“Compact sound studies that are structually finely balanced and well shaped and that cleverly wander between sublime groove and a total absence of metric anchoring.” Concerto Magazine

“This is an assured set of pieces, with a clear sense of the philosophy through which compositon is approached and a strong unity in the playing. As a debut, it promises a bright career” Jazz Views




PAST CONCERTS


2018
16 May @ Zukunft, Berlin (DE)
12 July @ Donau115, Berlin (DE)

2017
11 May @ Ram Jam Club, London (UK)
13 May @ Donau 115, Berlin (DE)
17 May @ Bar Ö, Turku (FI)
18 May @ Oriveden Opisto, Orivesi (FI)
19 May @ Validi Karkia, Pori (FI)
20 May @ Red Corner, Kirkkonummi (FI)
9 December @ Validi Karkia, Pori (FI)
10 December @ Tenho, Helsinki (FI)


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