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Veryan Western and Trevor Watts, Finn Peters, Rob Mazurek

Jez Nelson presents a selection of solo and duo sets that tackle the challenge of free improvisation in very different ways.

Building on a musical relationship that spans three decades, saxophonist Trevor Watt performs with pianist Veryan Weston in a concert from their 2009 summer tour. Flautist Finn Peters experiments with a computer programme specifically designed to improvise like a human. Using complex algorithms that form a set of rules, there is a recipe to solve a given musical problem. Plus music from Chicago-born cornettist Rob Mazurek, who creates a musical tapestry with layers of electronics pierced by the strong, soaring sound of that instrument.

Excerpt from Finn Peters session (details below).

Finn Peters in session exclusively for Jazz on 3 performing with algorithms programmed by Matthew Yee King, recorded on 15th September 2009.

Line up:
Finn Peters (flute, saxophone, electronics)

Set list:
Algorithm 1
Algorithm 2

Jez talks to Finn in between pieces about the algorithms and Finn's new solo project.

Finn Peters' forthcoming live dates:
20 November @ The Pheasantry as part of 2009 London Jazz Festival

For details of Radio 3's coverage of the London Jazz Festival go to:

Veryan Weston and Trevor Watts recorded at Kino Babylon in Berlin, May 2009.

Line up:
Veryan Weston (piano)
Trevor Watts (saxophone)

Set list:
Unrest assured
Split frequences
Rest unassured
Finding + Binding

All pieces improvised by Veryan Weston and Trevor Watts

Recommended further listening:
Artist: Veryan Weston (piano) and Trevor Watts (saxophone)
Album Title: 6 Dialogues
Label: Emanem Records
Released: 2001

Forthcoming live dates:

Veryan Weston performs 'Tessellations for solo piano'
19 November 2009 @ St Leonard's Shoreditch Church, London.

Trevor Watts performs with Peter Knight
8 November 2009 @ Cecil Sharp House, London.

CD track:

Artist: Rob Mazurek (cornet), John Herndon (drums), Matthew Lux (bass guitar), Josh Abrams (acoustic bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes)
Track Title: The Dream Rocker
Composer: Rob Mazurek
Album Title: Sound Is
Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2009

Jez interviews Rob Mazurek about his career and current projects

CD tracks:

Artist: Sao Paolo Underground - Rob Mazurek (cornet, electronics), Mauricio Takara (drums), Guilherme Granado and Richard Ribiero (percussion)
Track Title: Pulmoes
Composer: Rob Mazurek
Album Title: The Principle of Intrusive Relationships
Label: Aesthetics Records
Released: 2008

Artist: Rob Mazurek
Track Title: Meditations and Skyward Motion
Composer: Rob Mazurek
Album Title: Abstractions on Robert D'Arbrissel
Label: Adluna Records
Released: 2008

Rob Mazurek solo session recorded exclusively for Jazz on 3 on 14th June 2009.

Line up:
Rob Mazurek (cornet, electronics and backing track)

Session title:
Wind Sweeping Pines (Rob Mazurek).

Release date:

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Nov 2009 23:15

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