Bohjass present a night of spiritual jazz. Led by Tim Pledger on saxophone, Bohjass wander the nether regions of free jazz and free rock with big sounds and a huge vibrant energy that will inspire your imagination and warm your soul. Special guests on the night are the brilliant new energy band Star Time & Mick Power band...
Appropriately taking their name from both a James Brown record and a Sun Ra record, Star Time is a new melbourne 7 piece collective performing free improvisation over live funk drum beats. Merging free jazz and experimental noise sonics with New York no wave and underground disco, Star Time’s liberation vibe is alternately meditative and disturbing. Lyrical and angular. Hypnotic dance beats, dense jagged tones, and an absence of almost all formal structure conspire to form an original, unshakable groove music. Not to be missed!
ali watts electric bass
belinda woods flutes
micka power gtr
oscar francais pino noir
luigi cuban missile portararo on oh oh conga (who remembers "the banana splits"?)
harry renaldo on persuasive percusso rain
daniela bratwurst the third on battery inspired dream
chewy lewis in chicken tray, assorted globules of thought and misrceant
and lastly, mostly leastly but never leslie
the ingratiable uncle e on woodwind macabre
Bohjass is Tim Pledger's longest running band. Bohjass began in 1986 as a trio called Bohemian Jazz. Over the years Bohjass has played in many locations including a long standing residency at the Glengarry Castle Hotel in Redfern Sydney and many country NSW tours. After moving to Melbourne in early 1993 with his band Sufi Dervish, Tim reformed Bohjass after teaming up with musicians at NMIT in Collingwood in 1994. In 1995 Tim entered VCA under the direction of the legendary Brian Brown and met up with like minded improvisors including Belinda Woods, John O'Hagan, Will Guthrie, Cam Macallister, Will Poskitt and many others. In 1997 Bohjass won the VCA Atheneum Award as best Ensemble in the Improvisation stream. Bohjass has played in many venues over the years including the Sydney Opera House and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and has appeared at many festivals including Folk Rhythm and Life, quite a few Fringe festivals, Jazz Fringe festivals, The Quiet Music Festival, many High Vibes Festivals on High St Northcote and most recently at the Falls Festival at Lorne.