Ways is a duo of alto saxophonist Brodie West (Hamilton) &drummer Evan Cartwright (Toronto).
Their music merges compositional forms and improvisation in an entirely unique way. West draws influence from the European free improvisation school, having studied off and on in Amsterdam with Misha Mengelberg. He is known for his work with Toronto based groups The Lina Allemano 4, Drumheller, The Ryan Driver Sextet and for his collaboration with Han Bennink and The Ex. He also leads an 8 piece ensemble based in Toronto called Eucalyptus. Cartwright is one of the most imaginative drummers in Toronto. He is a member of Tasseomancy with whom he will be touring Europe for the bulk of the summer.
Ways is planning a short tour in Ontario. They are also getting set to record their first album in the summer.
Evan Cartwright / Tasseomancy Soundcloud
Brodie West Bandcamp
Doors 730pm, Music at 8pm
$10 or PWYC