The Convergence Quartet

Convergence’s band name is especially appropriate as the members of this group are from England, Canada, and the USA. It is possible to cross-pollinate styles and influences as well as geographical backgrounds. Taylor Ho Bynum plays the cornet and flugelhorn and is a former sideman to Anthony Braxton. Bynum has been growing his presence as a composer and bandleader in recent years. Harris Eisenstadt, drummer, has made an impact with his Canada Day band and now resides in New York City. Here in the UK, bassist Dominic Lash has become a semi-obscure figure in the hardcore improv community. He is one of the camp’s rockin’ free-form players. Although Alexander Hawkins, the pianist of the unlikely transatlantic quartet, is not well-known, he’s quickly becoming an important player on the improv scene. The Convergers all focus on composition and improvisation. This band’s composite style is made up of many different elements. However, they use magic sleight of hand to preserve individuality while creating a set of highly structured group themes that are blessed by a melodic openness. from

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