Arch 1, Sept 16th 2015
Trevor Watts, saxophone
Stephen Grew, piano
Trio Rewind + Terry Day, drums.
trio rewind are:
Noel Taylor, clarinet
John Garcia, Tiplé
Tom Wheatley, double bass
Trevor Watts makes a rare London appearance with pianist Stephen Grew.
It is no exaggeration to say that Trevor is one of the original innovators in the 1960's who were responsible for developing the language of improvisation that is now used as part of the mainstream of improvised music throughout the world today. The Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME) which he founded was later joined by many key improvisers of this early period including Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Barry Guy. Watts has been described as, "Not only a virtuoso improviser, but a master of "post bop" alto sax playing". He has played with Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, Bobby Bradford and Steve Lacy amongst many.Here he plays in a duo with the very dynamic Lancaster based pianist, Stephen Grew.
Trio Rewind have several times chosen to perform with selected guests, such as Sicilian pianist Tomasso Vespo at the Vortex’s Mopomoso event, and violinist Satoko Fukuda (Foley Street and shortly Brighton). Here they are joined by the ever wonderful Terry Day on drums, which should bring a very different complexion to the music. The duo and the quartet will combine together as a sextet at the end we can expect an exciting synthesis and quite a few fireworks ! .