Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year!


I want to help
170

Trevor Watts / Veryan Weston: 5 More Dialogues

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
Trevor Watts / Veryan Weston: 5 More Dialogues 5 More Dialogues is the successor to 6 Dialogues (Emanem, 2002) and offers more in the way of fascinating elaborations by longtime collaborators, pianist Veryan Weston and saxophonist Trevor Watts, both heralded artisans of the British progressive jazz and improvisational circuit. A mark of invention pervades throughout, as the duo fuses sublime persuasions, inverted theme-building jaunts, and mesmeric passages with fleeting melodies and rhythmical dynamics.

Highlighted by a manifold approach to the program, the duo aligns a throng of angular discourses, generating an intimate, probing and somewhat mischievous sequence of dialogues on "Exchanged Frequencies," abetted by jovial mimicking and edgy overtones.

Watts' whispery soprano sax lines contain a myriad of linear ebbs and flows amid Weston's punctuating block chords and trickling, single-note developments. The musicians elucidate a buoyant progression of flirtatious encounters via eloquent expansionism, also dispersing loops into smaller sections to synergistically create a multi-part and excitable storyline with a busy, yet productive string of events.

Other than the highly artistic attributes, the duo's resiliency, superior technical acumen and rapidly conceived subplots engender a program that towers above similar endeavors by other prominent and lesser-known improvisers. Exchanged Frequencies is a comprehensive and effervescent portrayal of the finer points of improvised music.

Personnel: Trevor Watts: soprano and alto saxophones; Veryan Weston: piano.

Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Emanem | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Megaphone
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
John Zorn John Zorn
sax, alto
Dave Douglas Dave Douglas
trumpet
Don Cherry Don Cherry
trumpet
Nels Cline Nels Cline
guitar, electric
Evan Parker Evan Parker
sax, tenor
Satoko Fujii Satoko Fujii
piano
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy
sax, soprano
Pharoah Sanders Pharoah Sanders
saxophone
Henry Grimes Henry Grimes
bass, acoustic
Art Ensemble Of Chicago Art Ensemble Of Chicago
band/orchestra

More Articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.