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Alex Ward


Alex Ward was born in 1974. He is a composer, improviser, and performing musician. His primary instruments are clarinet and guitar, and he has also performed in public and on recordings on alto sax, piano/keyboards, bass guitar, and as a vocalist. He was based in Oxford from 1992-2000, and since then has lived in London. His involvement in freely improvised music dates back to 1986, when he met the guitarist Derek Bailey. As an improviser, he was initially principally a clarinettist (sometimes also playing alto sax), but since 2000 he has also been active as an improvising guitarist. On both instruments, hIs longest-standing collaborations in this field have been with the drummer Steve Noble. From 1993 to 2001, most of his activity as a composer took place in collaboration with Benjamin Hervé, mainly in the context of the rock band Camp Blackfoot


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Charlotte Keeffe Right Here Right Now Quartet: Alive! In The Studio

Read "Alive! In The Studio" reviewed by John Sharpe

One of the finest up and coming trumpeters on the UK scene, Charlotte Keeffe's résumé includes an ever increasing circle of collaborators including bassist Olie Brice, reedman Colin Webster and multi-instrumentalists Alex Ward and Martin Archer (the latter also boss of the Discus imprint). For the second album from her Right Here, Right Now Quartet, comprising ...



Label: 577 Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Cypherned; The Cusp; Our/Hours; Ours.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antti Lötjönen, Trevor Watts, & Adam Pieronczyk

Read "Antti Lötjönen, Trevor Watts, & Adam Pieronczyk" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Last episode's theme of interesting bass playing continues into this show with a pair from France (Hubert Dupont & Olivier Lété, Per Zanussi from Norway, Andrew Schiller, and Finland's Antti Lötjönen, but there's plenty of saxophone action from the likes England's Alex Ward & Trevor Watts, Rick Countryman with Interstellar Nao Trio from Mexico, Ivo Perelman, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Selection Of Varied And Exciting New Jazz Releases

Read "A Selection Of Varied And Exciting New Jazz Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show we present a selection of varied and exciting new releases from Emilio Teubal, Alex Ward Item 4, William Carn, Ben Rosenbloom, Jan Bunnett & Maqueque, and Nick Maclean Quartet.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Emilio Teubal “Futuro" from Futuro (Self Released) 00:47 Alex Ward Item 4 “Cypherned" from Furthered (577 Records) 05:26 William ...


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Alex Ward Item 4: Furthered

Read "Furthered" reviewed by John Sharpe

Is there anyone else who doubles on clarinet and electric guitar? Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Sharp perhaps, but it is an otherwise fairly exclusive arena, one which Alex Ward has occupied since 1989 when he was already performing with Derek Bailey's Company at age 15. While the guitar remains his axe of choice for the rockier end of ...


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Dominic Lash, Alex Ward: Antonyms

Read "Antonyms" reviewed by John Sharpe

Can an album's contents be any less summed up by its title? While Antonyms suggests opposition, the collaboration between bassist Dominic Lash and clarinetist & guitarist Alex Ward evidences rather more empathy than contradiction. That is unsurprising given regular appearances in each other's bands as well as collective arenas going back at least to Barkingside (FMR, ...



Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Recap; Ballast; Gegenwort; Unfriendly Manoeuvre; Right Shoes.


Article: Album Review

Colin Fisher / Mike Gennaro: Tactile Stories

Read "Tactile Stories" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Does the world need another free jazz duo recording? Absolutely not, unless (dammit) it is as intoxicating as Tactile Stories by the Canadian duo of Colin Fisher and Mike Gennaro. Fisher's talents are spread across both the saxophone, which he hoists for three tracks, and electric guitar heard on the final “Epinoia." Elsewhere, he can be ...


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Dominic Lash / Pat Thomas: New Oxford Brevity

Read "New Oxford Brevity" reviewed by John Eyles

Although Dominic Lash and Pat Thomas are frequent visitors to London and regularly gig there in a variety of contexts, for each of them Oxford seems a greater attraction than the capital, even though Lash now lives in Bristol rather than Oxford where he studied. The two first played together—Lash on bass guitar, Thomas on piano—on ...


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