The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Re-issue of one of the earliest Confront releases, the trio of trumpeter Matt Davis, violinist Phil Durrant and cellist Mark Wastell performing subtle and sophisticated free improvisation at St. Michael's and All Angels church, Chiswick, London in 2000.

Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series

Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell: Confront Collectors Series (Confront)
Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Re-issue of one of the earliest Confront releases, originally available in an edition of 50 in 2001.

The All Angels concert series ran between 1999 and 2001. Co-curated by Rhodri Davies and myself, we wanted to find an environment that was acoustically articulate enough to present our own quickly developing style of music. Rhodri found the perfectly beautiful Norman Shaw designed church, close to his then home, in Chiswick, West London. Once our base was established, there was a swift upward trajectory in our confidence to push forward with our own material.

All Angels enabled us to experiment with new combinations and groupings of musicians of our own choosing - some of which remain active to this day; The Sealed Knot, CRANC and Rhodri's duo with John Butcher all made their debut concerts within it's thick stone walls.

One such grouping was the trio represented on this recording; it's debut concert. I'd first met Matt Davis as long ago as 1996, at a London Musicians Collective workshop led by Eddie Prevost, and we'd subsequently played together in numerous formations. Phil Durrant and I had been playing together as a duo, in Assumed Possibilities (with Chris Burn and Rhodri) and the Chris Burn Ensemble, since 1997/8.

Matt was visiting from an extended stay as an english teacher in Barcelona (to where he soon returned) and I decided to stage a welcome home concert to help persuade him to stay in London (it didn't work!). Phil was an obviously compatible choice.

The music we played that night clearly stated something new in our individual and shared vocabularies and includes that very special ingredient, that unidentifiable, exhilarating feeling of wonder at creating something beyond your known capabilities.

Although the trio wasn't exactly over-subscribed with offers, this concert was the springboard for further explorations together and it definitely felt like a working outfit, notably a shared London concert with visiting Japanese musicians Taku Unami, Masafumi Ezaki and Masahiko Okura, followed by a series of rehearsals in the basement of Sound 323 record shop which oversaw our transformation from acoustic to electronic instruments and which led to an offer from Jon Abbey and the eventual recording sessions that resulted in our release 'open' for Erstwhile Records."-Mark Wastell

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
Trio Recordings
lowercase, micro-improv, sound improv
Trio Recordings

Search for other titles on the Confront label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Wastell, Mark
Vibra: Trent (3" CDr)
(Linear Obsessional Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
BEFOREHAND (Lazaridou / Wastell)
Live at Hundred Years Gallery
Broken Consort
Wastell, Mark
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
Bailey, Derek & Simon H. Fell
The Complete 15th August 2001
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
Davis, Matt & Mark Wastell
Derby 11.05.2002 / Liverpool 10.05.2002
Watkins, Zachary James
Suite for string quartet
30 November 2002
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
Halliwell, Graham
Recorded Delivery
Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Oceans of Silver and Blood
Live at Cafe Oto
Davies, Rhodri
Over Shadows
Suzuki, Akio / David Toop
Breath - Taking
Akiyama / Nakamura / Sugimoto / Wastell
Halliwell, Graham / Lee Patterson
Scotch Of St James, The
Live at Amplify 2004

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Gray / Hobbs / Hostetter / Braman
Lawnmower II
(Clean Feed)
Amado, Rodrigo / Mota / Faustino / Ferrandini
Wire Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Donarier's, Matthieu / Albert van Veenendaal's Planetarium
The Visible Ones
(Clean Feed)
Miguel, Sei
Salvation Modes
(Clean Feed)
Revis, Eric / Taylor / McHenry / Jones / Branford Marsalis
In Memory of Things Yet Seen
(Clean Feed)
Kahn, Jason
Walcheturm [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)
Termites [CASSETTE]
(Banned Productions)
Price: $9.60
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 4.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 24
Squidco Product Code: 18593

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Recorded by Tim Fletcher at St. Michaels & all angels, London, August 2000.


Matt Davis-trumpet

Phil Durrant-violin

Mark Wastell-violincello

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Untitled 29:01

What are other customers searching for?