Asha Parkinson’s Kalpadruma – ‘Possession’ Album Launch

Asha Parkinson's Kalpadruma: 'Possession' album launch

Date: Fri, 27 Sep
Early Show: Doors 6pm | Show 7pm – 8:10pm
Late Show: Doors 8:45pm | Show 9:30pm – 10:40pm

Fri, 27 Sep | Asha Parkinson’s Kalpadruma: ‘Possession’ album launch

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Early Show (Doors 6pm), Late Show (Doors 8:45pm)


“A phenomenal talent” – Tamsin Mendelsohn, Jazz South

“Genre-busting” – Jazzwise


Asha Parkinson’s vibrant, genre-busting LP Possession is a cinematic exploration of states of possession, blending Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Flamenco, Mediterranean, and Arab music. Tracks combine the intensity of a symphony with the concision of a pop single, addressing themes from obsessive love to mystical inspiration. Influences include fairy tales, Tolstoy, Huxley, Rumi, and the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic.

The album features her Kalpadruma ensemble, a 14-piece mini orchestra combining jazz quintet, string quartet, woodwind, voice, and the distinctive qanun, showcasing melodic, rhythmically sophisticated, and sometimes groove-based material with Asha’s inspired saxophone playing.

ASHA PARKINSON

In 2017, Asha founded Kalpadruma, a 14-piece mini studio orchestra bringing together jazz quintet, string quartet, woodwind, voice and the distinctive sound of the qanun alongside her own inspired sax playing. This brought together her voice as both a composer and performer, while exploring meeting points between Arabic, Turkish, Indian, Contemporary Classical and Jazz musics. “Kalpadruma” itself means “tree of life” in Indian-origin religions which Asha considers to be a perfect metaphor for her creative process.

To date, the group has performed at a number of high-profile venues such as the London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Union Chapel and have collaborated with the likes of the South Asian Youth Orchestra and the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

Website: https://ashaparkinsonmusic.co.uk/


Line Up

  • Asha Parkinson- alto, tenor, soprano saxophones & musical direction
  • Rebecka Edlund- voice
  • Daniel Swani – flute
  • Christie Smith- trumpet
  • Simeon May- baritone saxophone/ bass clarinet
  • Konstantinos Glynos- qanun
  • Abbie Davis, Chloe Meade- violins
  • Andrew Liddell – viola
  • Cubby Howard- cello
  • Reuben Goldmark – piano
  • Charlie Heywood- guitar
  • Hamish Nockles-Moore- acoustic bass
  • Alex Taylor- drums

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  • Date : Fri, 27 Sep
  • Time : 7:00 pm - 10:40 pm (Europe/London)
  • Venue : Jazz Club
  • Doors Open: 6:00 pm
  • Start Time: 7:00 pm

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