Live recordings in 2015 from Bim Huis, and in Quintavant/Audio Rebel in Rio de Janeiro, the first a tribute to the late saxophonist Ornette Coleman in a 3 part suite of fast-paced and insightful improv; the 2nd "Quantum Illusion", an introspective and rich 2-part work.
Weston, Veryan / Trevor Watts
Dialogues with Ornette!
Released in: Great Britain
"This tribute to Ornette Colman, consists of two separate recordings. The first recorded at the Bim Huis in Amsterdam on the 13th of June this year, consists of a live recording of 3 pieces. Although recorded live, the sound is excellent and the duo engage on an enduring and fast moving landscape of music. Having played together so much, their empathy is fast, exciting and engaging! The second recording consisting of two improvisations was made while on tour recently in rio De Janerio and although a different kind of venue both players reach great heights of improvisation creativity."-FMR
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"Born in 1950, and moved from Cornwall to London in 1972 and began playing as a freelance jazz pianist as well as developing as an improviser at Little Theatre Club.
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"Trevor Charles Watts (born 26 February 1939 in York) is an English jazz and free-improvising alto and soprano saxophonist. He is largely self-taught, having taken up the cornet at age 12 then switched to saxophone at 18. While stationed in Germany with the RAF (1958-63), he encountered the drummer John Stevens and trombonist Paul Rutherford. After being demobbed he returned to London. In 1965 he and Stevens formed the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, which became one of the crucibles of British free improvisation. Watts left the band to form his own group Amalgam in 1967, then returned to SME for another stretch that lasted until the mid-1970s. Another key association was with the bassist Barry Guy and his London Jazz Composers' Orchestra, an association that lasted from the band's inception in the 1970s up to its (permanent?) disbandment in the mid-1990s.
Though he was initially strongly identified with the avant-garde, Watts is a versatile musician who has worked in everything from straight jazz contexts to rock and blues. His own projects have come increasingly to focus on blending jazz and African music, notably the Moiré Music ensemble which he has led since 1982 in configurations ranging from large ensembles featuring multiple drummers to more intimate trios. He has only occasionally recorded in freer modes in recent years, notably the CD 6 Dialogues, a duet album with Veryan Weston (the pianist in earlier editions of Moiré Music). A solo album, World Sonic, appeared on Hi4Head Records in 2005.
Watts has toured the world over numerous times, run workshops, received grants and commissions, and he has collaborated with some of the great jazz musicians including Archie Shepp, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry and Jayne Cortez. As of 2011, he continues to travel and toured North American with Veryan Weston."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Watts)
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Country: Great Britain
Recorded "live" at the Bim Huis in Amsterdam on 13.6.2015
Tracks 4 & 5 recorded "live" at Quintavant/Audio Rebel, Rio de Janeiro, 25th Sep 2015
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1. Dialogue For Ornette 1 16:28
2. Dialogue For Ornette 2 24:19
3. Dialogue For Ornette 3 9:38
4. Quantum Illusion 1 8:58
5. Quantum Illusion 2 13:32