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Bass player Olie Brice leads his own quintet, which released its debut album â€˜Immune to Clockworkâ€™ in 2014. The quintet was named as one of the â€˜new bands 2014â€™ in the El Intruso Critics Poll, and was described by Richard Williams as â€œone of the most interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK sceneâ€. He's also involved in several collaborative projects, including; â€¢ a Trio with Tobias Delius â€“ tenor sax, clarinet and Mark Sanders â€“ drums â€¢ duos with Achim Kaufmann â€“ piano, Rachel Musson â€“ tenor sax and Tom Challenger â€“ tenor sax â€¢ BABs (James Allsopp â€“ bass clarinet, Alex Bonney â€“ laptop) and he's in a few peopleâ€™s bands, including: â€¢ Mike Fletcher Trio (Mike Fletcher â€“ C melody sax, Jeff Williams â€“ drums) â€¢ Dee Byrneâ€™s Entopri (Dee Byrne â€“ alto sax, Andre Canniere â€“ trumpet, Rebecca Nash â€“ piano & Matt Fisher â€“ drums) â€¢ Alex Ward Quintet (Alex Ward â€“ clarinet, guitar, Rachel Musson â€“ tenor sax, Tom Jackson â€“ bass clarinet, Hannah Marshall â€“ cello) â€¢ Loz Speyerâ€™s Inner Space Music (Loz Speyer â€“ trumpet, Chris Biscoe â€“ alto sax, alto clarinet, Rachel Musson â€“ tenor & soprano, Gary Willcox â€“ drums) â€¢ Alex Bonney Quartet (Alex Bonney â€“ trumpet, James Allsopp â€“ reeds, Jeff Williams â€“ drums) Other musicians he's appeared with include Tony Malaby, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Ingrid Laubrock, Ken Vandermark, Steve Swell and many othersâ€¦ to get in touch please email olie (at) riseup.net â€œBrice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract settingâ€ â€“ Brian Morton, Point of Departure â€œimaginative and adventurousâ€ â€“ London Jazz News
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