A flotilla of freely improvised notes to accompany saxophonist Trevor Watts and pianist Veryan Weston for concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Key players on the European modern music scene for almost 4 decades they have been performing together since the 1980s and June marks the pair's first Australian visit. We'll hear from their new album Dialogues in Two Places recorded during a recent North American tour.
Also featured is the latest recording from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, Ten Freedom Summers, which he describes as one of his life's defining works. It's a spiritually-charged collection of music inspired the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
And this week's playlist also includes new recordings by the Louis Sclavis Trio, the John Abercrombie Quartet and the Brad Mehldau Trio.
See the complete playlist here.
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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...
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