The Antonio Quijano Quartet with Paul Dunmall (saxes), Philip Gibbs (guitar), Marco Anderson (piano) is an international collaboration that explores the fringes of improvised music in a variety of settings.
Quijano, Antonio Quartet (feat Paul Dunmall)
Songs From Another Blue Planet
Released in: Great Britain
"The Antonio Quijano Quartet is an international collaboration that explores the fringes of improvised music in a variety of settings. This creative union features musicians who are totally committed to the art of improvisation and have had the audacity to come up with a voice of their own. The players' collective credits include Alice Coltrane, Steve Vai, Johnny Guitar Watson, Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci, William Parker, John Serry & Andy Sheppard, and their own musical preferences merge to form a style where jazz, lounge, ambient and hip hop are all identifiable. So don't be surprised if free turns funky, and then funky gets swinging, because this quartet is from another blue planet."-Slam Productions
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"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.
As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.
Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).
In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.
In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."
Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
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UK free improvising guitarist Philip Gibbs is known for the following bands and organization: Antonio Quijano Quartet, Atmospheres Without Oxygen, Circuit, Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band, Paul Dunmall Quartet, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Philip Gibbs, Paul Dunmall, Philip Gibbs, Paul Rogers Freedom Orchestra, The Intuitive Art Ensemble-Squidco 2/22/2017
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Catalog ID: CD 285
Squidco Product Code: 15939
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at the Department of Music, University of Bristol on July 27th, 2009 and November 10th, 2009.
Paul Dunmall-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, chanter
Jonathan Scott,-djembe (track 6)
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1. Introducing... & Not Forgetting... 6:41
2. Staggering 7:52
3. Yodalele 3:42
4. Que Pasado Antemano 6:36
5. El Tango Derrite 7:38
6. Caribbeing 4:49
7. Origen Sea Que Final? 1:34
8. Monkey Stuff 6:26
9. Recuedas de las Memorias Perdidas 8:15
10. The Creeping F... 7:42
11. Culebra Negra 2:12
12. Singing from an Asteroid 6:10
13. Caravana Extranjera 8:51