Carlo Mombelli's music has been described in the press as: 'Disconcertingly beautiful.' - The Jazz Times (USA) 'Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you've heard. Avant-garde bass-focused jazz composition has rarely sounded so gorgeous.' - Bass Player Magazine (USA) 'His music is unusually and unexpectedly fresh.' - Paris Jazz Man Magazine, (FRANCE) 'Carlo Mombelli's music is that of a quintessential Prisoner of Strange. It's visionary, emotional and experimental, in a society that doesn't applaud artistry and integrity. His music sits on the cusp of sanity, where madness and brilliance share space, where true art resides. Mombelli has found in his music the expressive soul of the developing world mixed with the technical profundity of the classical world.' - The Sunday Independent 'Mombelli, now in his early 50s, is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound and writing challenging, beautiful work. As an educator, he is moulding and mentoring the next generation of South African musicians. Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure – you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music.' - The Mail & Guardian. I Pressed my Spine to the Ground, Mombelli's latest recording was chosen by the BBC 3 late junction as one of their top 12 picks for 2016 played on the BBC late junction evening radio, London. Carlo Mombelli – bass Kyle Shepherd– piano Keenan Chas Ahrends – guitar Jonno Sweetman – drums This performance is presented in association with Concerts SA.