Forj is an exciting new quartet led by drummer Jonathan Silk on its debut outing at the Spotted Dog. Featuring the critically acclaimed and long time friend and collaborator, Nick Jurd on double bass alongside the incredible musicianship of two of London’s finest improvisers, Joe Wright and Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophones, this band promises high octane grooves and expansive improvisation across a whole series of original compositions.
Performing a rocky, but subtle, set of intricate grooves and diverse melodies, inspired by the exploratory improvisations of Jim Black, Ornette Coleman and Chris Lightcap, Forj aims to blur the lines between composition and improvisation in a highly interactive manner in this exciting chordless ensemble.
Joe Wright // Tenor saxophone
Josh Arcoleo // Tenor saxophone
Nick Jurd // Double Bass
Jonathan Silk // Drums