ixchel opperates in the shadows between berlin, bristol & London

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Collocutor is the brainchild of saxophonist Tamar Osborn. The project grew from her wish to simply write the music that wanted to be written, rather than focus on a particular audience or context. As such the compositions draw inspiration from the many genres encountered over the course of a varied career, ranging from jazz, afrobeat, Indian classical and Ethiopian roots to polyphonic choral music and minimalism – the link being primarily modal music with a transportive effect.

Collocutor are:


Tamar Osborn – baritone & soprano sax, alto flute

Mike Lesirge (The Search/Black Satin)/Josephine Davies (Instead) – tenor sax & soprano sax

Suman Joshi – bass

Marco Piccioni – guitar

Maurizio Ravalico – percussion

Additional personnel:

Simon Finch – trumpet & flugelhorn (Instead, The Search, Black Satin)

Magnus Mehta – percussion (The Search, Black Satin)

Afla Sackey – percussion (Instead)

The Steeze

Press highlights


Dave Sumner, Bandcamp


Robin Murray, clash magazine


Colin Smith, Twisted Soul

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