The Brodie West Quintet creates an elastic loop in the space/time continuum where a crew of savvy musicians can engage with West’s compositional sophistication. Bass and piano (provided by Josh Cole and Tania Gill) build a trampoline floor underneath West’s playful saxophone work, but it’s the double-drummer dynamic (from Phil Melanson and Nick Fraser) that really drives the group. Sharing and co-deconstructing rhythmic patterns (and sometimes working meticulously independently of each other) the pair’s hypnotic in-phase/out-of-phase grooves add a bit of uncertainty, pushing everything into new realms of experimentation. The group’s stunning 2018 LP, Clips, received glowing praise from the likes of Downbeat, The Wire and Musicworks Magazine. We’re psyched to witness the sounds unfurl!