This band’s debut performance last December is on record as one of the best gigs we’ve ever had at the club and we’re really pleased that after nine months of diary clashes we’re been able to get them back to Bristol again. It’s a band that combines two exciting musical partnerships. The Trio sees Dunmall reunited with his close friend and perhaps longest musical collaborator, Bristol’s drumming legend Tony Orrell. Dunmall’s musical partnership with phenomenally talented multi instrumentalist Percy Pursglove is more recent. Both musicians live in the Midlands and over the last 9 years the pair have developed a close working relationship with Pursglove.
Paul Dunmall is widely recognised as one of the most revered players on the international jazz/improvised music scene. Whether playing in small groups or big bands his musical sensitivity and imagination combined with a powerful sound drenched in both jazz and folk traditions make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. He has performed with Alice Coltrane, Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Keith Tippett, Mujician, Johnny Guitar Watson, Danny Thompson, LJCO, Hamid Drake, Chris Corsano, Paul Rogers, Andy Sheppard, Spirit Level and many more.