Dave Hassell Drums & Percussion
Andy Scott Tenor Saxophone
Nik Svarc Guitar
Manchester percussionist Dave Hassell is a professional musician with over 50 years’ experience as a studio session player, live performer, band leader, author and teacher.
He has performed with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians as well as American greats, such as: Dr John, Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clarke Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer, Mundel Lowe, Ron Jackson, E T Mensa, and is famous for organising collectives of improvising musicians.
HYDRA conjure up eclectic array of music with the emphasis on improvisation, textures & soundscapes, grooves and straight ahead swing, with no constraints on how it develops.
HYDRA moves from explosive ferocity to beautiful mesmeric soundscapes in the blink of an eye, earthy grooves to suspended time, reacting in the moment.