Alan Skidmore : tenor saxophone
Mark Wastell : percussion
Duets for tenor saxophone and percussion
Alan Skidmore has been a formidable presence the UK and global jazz scene for over 60 years. His vast resume includes work with Alexis Korner, John Mayal, Ronnie Scott, Tony Oxley, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, Mike Osborne, Tony Levin, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Harry South, Tubby Hayes, Mose Allison, Kate Bush, Elton Dean, Georgie Fame, Mike Gibbs, George Gruntz, Elvin Jones, Van Morrison, Charlie Watts, Mike Westbrook and The Beatles.
This remarkable and exciting tenor player never fails to move and lift an audience (Manchester Evening News)
Of all the tenor players who have chosen to work within the Coltrane legacy, he is perhaps the most convincing (Melody Maker)
Mark Wastell is a versatile improvising musician who has played a central role in the British improvised music scene for a quarter century. He has performed and recorded extensively, including projects with Derek Bailey, Phil Durrant, John Butcher, Lasse Marhaug, Rhodri Davies, Simon H. Fell, Burkhard Beins, John Tilbury, Mattin, Mark Sanders, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Tim Barnes, Bernhard Günter, Keith Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Paul Dunmall, David Toop, Alan Wilkinson, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Julie Tippetts, Alan Skidmore, Mike Cooper, Chris Abrahams, Stewart Lee, Clive Bell, Arild Andersen and David Sylvian. Mark also runs the Confront Recordings record label which has released over 120 albums to date.
A catalytic presence on the European free music scene for over two decades (The Wire)
… one of the most adventurous and precious artists of contemporary Britain (Percorsi Musicali)
Doors 15:30 | music 16:00 | entry £10