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Wolf Scarers – 14 July 2016

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photo by Andy Newcombe

photo by Andy Newcombe

Wolfscarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate. They’ve known each other for years but never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv in 2011, it occurred to Simon to suggest some duets, and Wolfscarers emerged. Since then they’ve experimented with various line-ups, the largest being a quintet, but for this gig they go back to their original duo format, though restricting their resources to flutes and alto sax. Both have played all sorts of music in the past, and you can hear this in their improvisations, which swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the free jazz tradition, via, possibly, messed-up marching band funk and deconstructed jazz strut.

Who
Wolf Scarers - 14 July 2016
When
Thursday, July 14, 2016
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
448 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, England M20 3BW
Other Info
Wolf Scarers are Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, both playing tenor saxophones. They’ve known each other for years but have never played together until, after appearing on the same bill at Huddersfield’s Inclusive Improv last year, it occurred to Simon to suggest some duets. So they got together at Oldham Music Centre and scared the pigeons in the neighbourhood for a few Fridays, and Wolf Scarers emerged. Both Simon and Keith have played all sorts of music in the past, and you can hear this in their improvisations, that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor tradition, via, possibly, messed-up marching band funk and deconstructed jazz strut. (No computers are harmed in the making of their music.)
  

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