Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation, all of which contributes to the thoughtful narrative of the compositions. The unusual line-up creates a surprisingly intimate and yet powerful sound world, distinct from most other groups currently on the scene.
The band’s repertoire consists of original music composed by Ralph, and is inspired by a wide variety of sources, from artist Paul Klee to Aldershot Town Football Club. Musical influences include Steve Reich and Steve Martland as well as Kenny Wheeler. Vince Mendoza, Gil Evans and Marius Neset.
Mosaic have played some of London’s most popular jazz venues including the Vortex and the 606 Club, as well as appearing in the 2015 London Jazz Festival.
The band’s debut album, Subterranea, will be released on Edition Records in 2016.
Ralph Wyld – vibes
James Copus – trumpet
Sam Rapley – clarinets
Cecilia Bignall – cello
Misha Mullov-Abbado – bass
Scott Chapman – drums/percussion
No shows booked at the moment.
|23/03/16||London||The Basement, Sundial Court||United Kingdom|
|Time: 8:00pm. Related gig post|
|Time: 9:00pm. Related gig post|
|15/11/15||London||Omnibus, Clapham||United Kingdom|
|Time: 7:30pm. Related gig post|
|20/05/15||London||The 606 Club||United Kingdom|
|Time: 10:00pm. Related gig post|
|Time: 8:00pm. Venue: The Vortex Related gig post|
|26/01/15||London||The Oxford||United Kingdom|
|Time: 8:30pm. We’re back on! As a double-bill with George Crowley’s Can of Worms. Related gig post|
|08/06/14||London||Omnibus, Clapham||United Kingdom|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Related gig post|