Perpetual Motion Machine is a six-piece group, recently selected as ambassadors for Jazz North’s prestigious Northern Line scheme.
Its members might be familiar to audiences in the region, but the PMM project represents a bold departure for all involved and the prospect of a live experience like no other.
With an unusual line-up of twin tenor saxophones, twin guitars, bass, and drums, the Machine creates a cinemascope sound that surrounds the listener. The power of PMM comes not from sheer volume, but from the breadth (stylistic and spatial) of its sources. Rock, free-improvisation, spoken word, and bebop coexist in this exciting new music, crafted by artists who embrace these traditions in all their variety and depth.
Riley Stone-Lonergan, Ben Lowman – tenor saxophones, bass clarinet Sam Dunn, Jamie Taylor – guitars Garry Jackson – electric and acoustic basses Steve Hanley - drums