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Pascal Marzan Alex Ward: (VU)

Read "(VU)" reviewed by John Eyles


Although (VU) is the first album on which guitarist Pascal Marzan and clarinetist & guitarist Alex Ward have collaborated as a duo, it comes as no surprise as (until Covid-19) each of them was a well-established repeat visitor to the late, great John Russell's monthly Mopomoso improvised music sessions at London's Vortex. (The YouTube clip below ...

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(VU)

Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Tipping Point; Wobbles; Salinisation; Dimming; Continental Drift; High Seas.

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Volition (Live at Café Oto)

Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Your Overture; Entreaty; Volition.

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Doors

Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Front; Back; Open; Closed.

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Alex Ward Item 10: Volition (Live at Café Oto)

Read "Volition (Live at Café Oto)" reviewed by John Eyles


Although he was already a member of a lengthy list of ensembles, led by himself or others, when composer, improviser, clarinetist and guitarist Alex Ward put together his Item 10 band he had new ideas in mind; the ten musicians would be a pool from which ensembles of various sizes could be drawn for different musical ...

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Andrew Lisle Alex Ward: Doors

Read "Doors" reviewed by John Eyles


The pairing of clarinetist-guitarist Alex Ward and drummer Andrew Lisle dates back at least to 2014 when the pair recorded the album Red Kite (Raw Tonk, 2014) in a trio with saxophonist Colin Webster. As Ward is kept busy as a member of quite a few other groupings of various sizes, it is no surprise that ...

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Projected / Entities / Removal

Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Projected; Entities; Removal.

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Glass Shelves and Floor

Label: Copepod Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Glass Shelves and Floor (version 1 – studio) ; Glass Shelves and Floor (version 2 – live).

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Alex Ward Trios & Sextet: Projected / Entities / Removal

Read "Projected / Entities / Removal" reviewed by John Eyles


This release follows so hard on the heels of Glass Shelves and Floor (Copepod, 2015) by Alex Ward Quintet that it is tempting to see the two as a matched pair. Released on Ward's own Copepod label, the two have consecutive serial numbers and very similar sleeve designs and graphics. Each of the albums is titled ...

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Alex Ward Quintet: Glass Shelves and Floor

Read "Glass Shelves and Floor" reviewed by John Eyles


From the personnel of his new quintet, it is obvious that clarinetist Alex Ward keeps his finger on the pulse of the London music scene. In selecting players to join him, he has hit upon four highly-rated musicians who have been impressing audiences in the capital for some years. The quintet's cellist Hannah Marshall is a ...


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