Bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch heads to Southampton Jazz Club

Michael Janisch
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Some four years in the making, the ambitious new double-disc project Paradigm Shift from London-based US bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch sees the Whirlwind Recordings founder enter the spotlight.

Janisch continues to garner enthusiastic press for his mastery of both double and electric bass, having released his solo album Purpose Built in 2010 and co-led three more albums to date – The TransAtlantic Collective’s Traveling Song with Patrick Cornelius, the live quintet album Banned in London with pianist Aruán Ortiz, and First Meeting with Lee Konitz.

Increasingly growing in stature as a creative artist, with this expansive new album he strengthens his already budding reputation as one of the pre-eminent bassist/bandleaders of his generation working in contemporary, improvised music.

His band includes British multi-instrumentalist Paul Booth; leading US trumpeter Jason Palmer, Argentinian piano/keyboard whizz Leonardo Genovese and US drummer Colin Stranahan.

The gig is being put on by Southampton Jazz Club at The Talking Heads on Tuesday, doors 7.15pm. Tickets £15. Go to