Browsing articles tagged with " sax"
Jan
6

Sam Andreae – 10 January 2013

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“I’ve been working for some years now on live electronics, I mostly use analogue and homemade gear. Noise boxes, pick-ups, contact mics, etc… I’ve spent much time considering how to integrate the electronic components with my acoustic saxophone playing and […]

Jan
6

Mick Beck Trio – 9 January 2013

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On the free scene since 1980, as an improvising big band leader to solo performer, Mick is known for his energy and originality: his playing covers the full emotional gamut from heartbreaking to mischievous, and from abstracts to compelling swing. […]

Dec
11

Wolf Scarers Quartet – 13 December 2012

By Anton  //  Performances  //  No Comments

Wolf Scarers, formed in 2010 by Simon Prince and Keith Jafrate, are a sax duo who play improvisations that swerve from gentle meditations that almost become chamber music across to full-blown shout-ups in the true tenor sax tradition, via, possibly, […]

May
29

DJ Sniff – 22 June 2012

By Rodrigo  //  Performances  //  1 Comment

(photo by Tanya Traboulsi) Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka dj sniff) is a musician, curator and producer in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design and free […]

Mar
7

“Drums” – 8 March 2012

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“Drums” A new quartet led by Johnny Hunter (drums/percussion) and featuring Rodrigo Constanzo (drums/percussion), Simon Prince (saxophone/percussion) and James Adolpho (double bass/percussion). Click here to download the performances. Who “Drums” – 8 March 2012 When Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:30pm […]

Mar
7

Splice & A Greater Horror – 21 March 2012

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Splice’s raison d’être is to mesh together influences of contemporary jazz, free improv, loud and soft noise, punk grit, ambient music, and more… with seamless blends or blunt juxtapositions. Featuring Alex Bonney on trumpet and electronics, Robin Fincker on tenor […]

Sep
16

Sam Andreae & Anton Hunter – 9th November 2011

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  Sam Andreae and Anton Hunter first met playing in Ben Cottrell’s Beats & Pieces Big Band, and quickly went on to form their quartet Haq to explore the boundaries between composed and improvised music.  This latest tour (with release […]

Aug
25

Martin Archer & Steve Chase – 14 September 2011

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Martin Archer – iPad, woodwind Steve Chase – guitar, miscellaneous instruments Martin and Steve have played together regularly over the last few years in the context of larger groups (Coastguard All Stars, Gated Community, Juxtavoices, Showroom Ensemble), but this will […]

Aug
21

Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – 13 October 2011

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Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – The  Bhs 3 are a  recently formed Trio exploring  the Sax/Double Bass/Drums improvised  format.The Trio are currently recording a CD  for release later in the year. Melodic, Rhythmic and Textural explorations. Individually they have worked with musicians […]

Aug
21

Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – 12 October 2011

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Baylis/Howard/Sterling Trio – The  Bhs 3 are a  recently formed Trio exploring  the Sax/Double Bass/Drums improvised  format.The Trio are currently recording a CD  for release later in the year. Melodic, Rhythmic and Textural explorations. Individually they have worked with musicians such as Stuart […]

Aug
9

Beck, Hunter, & Perez Trio – 10 August 2011

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Hervé Perez (electonics, sax), who uses many methods to forge vibrations and sculpt the harmonies that will rattle the nerves of academia, will be joining forces with UK Free Improvisation stalwart, Mick Beck (reeds & whistles), the critically acclaimed free […]

Jul
28

Wolf Scarers Podcast – 14 July 2011

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1. Cloud Plate: Robot Mudra 2. Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You For Talkin’ To Me, Africa 3. John Surman: On The Wing Again 4. Tricky: Carriage For Two 5. Arild Andersen: The Island 6. Henry Threadgill: Official Silence […]

Jul
27

Michel Doneda & Jonas Kocher + Wolf Scarers – 26 September 2011

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Michel Doneda soprano saxophone Jonas Kocher accordion, objects Accordion and saxophone, an association of more conventional after all, but beware! the sign is never the road! Kocher and Doneda have their own way, reinvesting their respective instruments by focusing on the infinitely […]

Jul
14

Wolf Scarers – 14 July 2011

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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 […]

Jul
13

Wolf Scarers – 13 July 2011

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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 […]

Mar
10

Baylis/Howard Duo – 10 March 2011

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Born Manchester 1959 started plaYING in 70s inspired by Mike Osborne.Worked with Carmel in the 80s toured and recorded and lived in London playing with Phil Wachsmann, John Stevens,Roger Turner,Nick Stephens and many other free jazz and improvisors,toured for Arts Council […]

Mar
10

Trio of Sheffield Musicians – 10 March 2011

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Trio of Sheffield musicians put together especially to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Sheffield NUS.  Mick Beck (reeds & whistles), Seth Bennett (double bass) and Peter Fairclough (drums & percussion). Click here to download the performances

Feb
10

Rodrigo Constanzo, Ray Evanoff, and Iain Harrison – 10 February 2011

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New trio featuring our very own Rodrigo Constanzo, along with Ray Evanoff, which you might remember from Atemnt, who released an amazing CD on NUS Records, and Iain Harrison. This is their CD launch tour/gig. The record is amazing. For […]

Feb
9

Rodrigo Constanzo, Ray Evanoff, and Iain Harrison – 9 February 2011

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New trio featuring our very own Rodrigo Constanzo, along with Ray Evanoff, which you might remember from Atemnt, who released an amazing CD on NUS Records, and Iain Harrison. This is their CD launch tour/gig. The record is amazing. For […]

Jan
13

Wolf Scarers – 13 January 2011

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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 […]

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