Escape Hatch is a new collaboration between MOBO-award winning pianist Ivo Neame, Italian double bass virtuoso Andrea di Biase and drummer of the moment Dave Hamblett.
The name of the group is a tribute to the power that music has to transport listeners and performers alike to the antipodes of the mind.
The material is a mixture of di Biase and Neame’s compositions, and the trio explores a huge variety of musical landscapes with characteristic verve and integrity. There are influences from classical composers such as Ligeti and Messaien, which nestle alongside polyrhythmic structures that are reminiscent of Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman.
The group has also performed with the legendary Kenny Wheeler as a guest, and a recording of this partnership is due for release.