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Content by tag "Trevor Watts"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rova Saxophone Quartet: Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special Revisited

Read "Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you own a copy of the original Saxophone Special (Emanem, 1975), flip the LP over to view a photocopy of Steve Lacy's original notebook (with spiral binding) score of the compositions “Staples," “Swishes," and “Snaps." This is all music he performed at Wigmore Hall in London in December 1974 in a saxophone quartet that included ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Read "Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017
Smartno, Slovenia
14-16.09.2017

Nel suo appuntamento annuale a Šmartno, sulle colline del Collio sloveno poco oltre Gorizia, il “Brda Contemporary Music Festival" continua a presentare il meglio della musica improvvisata europea.
Un piccolo ma significativo evento giunto alla settima edizione, che raccoglie un affezionato pubblico ...

Derek Bailey

Read "Derek Bailey" reviewed by John Eyles

Guitarist Derek Bailey was one of the more prominent and influential musicians from the “first generation of free improvisation" that developed in London in the mid-sixties and gradually promoted the music around the world. Although several members of that generation were leaders, Bailey often seemed the de facto leader of the group. Partly, this was a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

All About Jazz is celebrating Trevor Watts' birthday today!

Born in York, England; composer/arranger/alto & sop saxophones/piano/percussion. Trevor Watts\' family moved to Halifax in Yorkshire when he was 6 months old, and that is where he was brought up. Trevor is a completely self taught musician, and his early inspirations came from his fathers love ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

All About Jazz is celebrating Trevor Watts' birthday today!

Born in York, England; composer/arranger/alto & sop saxophones/piano/percussion. Trevor Watts\' family moved to Halifax in Yorkshire when he was 6 months old, and that is where he was brought up. Trevor is a completely self taught musician, and his early inspirations came from his fathers love ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Barry Guy: A Prophet is Not without Honour (Part 2)

Read "Barry Guy: A Prophet is Not without Honour (Part 2)" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Barry Guy has been the artistic director and main composer of the London Jazz Composers' Orchestra throughout its now forty-five year history. Recordings and performances since Ode in 1972 have been sporadic but those forty-five years have resulted in eleven albums (including one with Anthony Braxton) ...

Tré: Edle Einfalt

Read "Edle Einfalt" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Trio dalle geometrie inusuali ma non per questo inaudite (pensiamo solo a un ipotetico, assolutamente realistico, Giuffre/Brookmeyer/Manne, le cui temperature fanno del resto capolino in episodi quali “Drachengedankenkampf," “Ninna nanna," per certi versi anche “Domino"), il tedesco Tré poggia le proprie fondamenta sulle larghe volute disegnate dal trombone di Thomas Lüthi, non fosse altro che per ...

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie

Read "Oliv & Familie" reviewed by Vic Albani

Quando ci si trova davanti alla recensione di un disco come questo o si decide per un agile volumetto di una trentina di pagine oppure sarebbe meglio lasciare correre. Dato che però gli amici di All about jazz si arrabbierebbero se propinassi loro una recensione di trenta pagine, scelgo la strada della pillola anche perché potrebbe ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

Jazz Musician of the Day: Trevor Watts

All About Jazz is celebrating Trevor Watts' birthday today! Born in York, England; composer/arranger/alto & sop saxophones/piano/percussion. Trevor Watts\' family moved to Halifax in Yorkshire when he was 6 months old, and that is where he was brought up. Trevor is a completely self taught musician, and his early inspirations came from his fathers love of Jazz, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band in Krakow, Poland

Read "Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band in Krakow, Poland" reviewed by John Sharpe

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Band
Alchemia
Krakow, Poland
November 18-22, 2014

Chapter Index

The Blue Shroud
Krakow Jazz Autumn
Small Group Formations
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Polish Musicians
Post Script ...


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