John Paul Jones to Play One-Off Show With Experimental Trio
Soon after Robert Plant’s latest musical project was revealed, fellow Led Zeppelin co-founder John Paul Jones announced an event of his own.
The multi-instrumentalist will perform alongside Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and improvisational drummer Steve Noble in an experimental trio format at London’s iconic 100 Club on March 28.
The show is a fundraiser for Resonance FM, broadcasting across the English capital and online, which is run by the London Musicians' Collective charity.
In a statement, Resonance called the show a “unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time – for perhaps the only time." “John Paul Jones needs no introduction," it noted.
"A restless and radical musical innovator for over half a century – as composer, arranger and producer across genres ranging from pop to opera to electronica and avant-garde – he is joined for this intimate performance at the iconic The 100 Club by like minds in the form of Thurston Moore and Steve Noble. Thurston's groundbreaking use of extended techniques as guitarist in Sonic Youth, the most enduring of America's experimental rock bands, is matched here by the extraordinary dexterity of improvising drummer Steve, collaborator of choice of countless free jazz iconoclasts including Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee and Matthew Shipp. The three come together for an unforgettable evening to raise funds for Resonance FM -- the most inventive radio station in the world.”
Tickets, which cost approximately $65, are on sale now, and represent one part of the radio station’s fundraiser week, which runs until Feb. 10. Jones and Sonic Youth previously worked together on the stage music for a show called Nearly 90 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2009.