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Saxophonist Trevor Watts and pianist Stephen Grew improvised these pieces at a distance, Grew sending recordings of two separate solo concerts from Newcastle, which Watts improvised over resulting in these intricate and exuberant "Improvised Compositions".

Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew
Con Fluent

Watts, Trevor / Stephen Grew: Con Fluent (FMR)

Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    

"This exuberance that bursts out like tropical juices. In front of our instruments and within a few seconds, somehow the music unfolds in a particular way and you follow that to the ends of the earth.

The pieces were improvised in a series of unusual stages. Trevor and I first performed in London last September, we liked what happened and Trevor suggested making music at a distance, especially as I was living on the west coast of Lancashire and he on the south coast.

Trevor then suggested I send him some solo piano music. The solo piano pieces were material from a solo recording I did with Charlie Mc Govern at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle, an excellent venue with a really nice Kawai B, grand piano. Charlie then sent the solo music which has since become a solo album and Trevor improvised his lines over the top of the pieces, as we didn't have quite enough material for a whole album, I then returned to Newcastle to record a live gig in May 2015, Trevor worked his magic on the remaining material, consequently the music was pieced together to form this album. The first three tracks having a slightly different feel, not surprisingly to the last three tracks"-Stephen Gres

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Product Information:

UPC: 0642415163040

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMRCD414-0216
Squidco Product Code: 22207

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at ARC studio in Hastings, UK by Trevor Watts.


Trevor Watts-soprano saxophone, alto saxophone

Stephen Grew-piano

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Track Listing:

1. Carriageway 4:04

2. Matching Find 6:40

3. Saddness Of Rhyme 7:00

4. The Lit And Phil Chair 2:54

5. Ask Later 15:33

6. Shielding Does Not Show 5:00