Another unique Confront Recordings presentation at 100 Years Gallery featuring the first time meeting of three of the UK’s most accomplished instrumentalists.
Paul Dunmall : saxophones
Dave Kane : double bass
Mark Wastell : violoncello, tam tam, harmonium
The afternoon will comprise of a mini-suite duo for violoncello and double bass followed by a lengthy workout for saxophone, double bass, tam tam and harmonium.
For 30 years Paul Dunmall has carved out a reputation for himself and is now widely recognized as one of the most uncompromising and talented reed players on the International jazz/improvised music scene. Whether playing in small or large groups, his musical sensitivity and imagination, combined with a powerful sound, make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. He has performed with Alice Coltrane, Johnny Guitar Watson, Danny Thompson, LJCO, Mujician, Henry Grimes/Andrew Cyrille and a duo with Chris Corsano.
Leeds based Dave Kane is a self taught virtuoso of the double bass and has performed and recorded internationally at many established jazz festivals. Dave is a member of the internationally acclaimed trio BDK, with pianist Matthew Bourne and drummer Steve Davis and currently leads a number of groups including The Rabbit Project (voted no. 5 jazz album of 2009. MOJO Magazine.), Shank (best live session of 2008 by Radio 3’s ‘Jazz on 3’), The Dave Kane Orchestra ( a maverick 14-piece band which defies categorisation), DK4 – (Dave Kane Quartet). As a collaborator he is currently working in a duo with Alex Bonney and The Corey Mwamba Trio.
Multi-instrumentalist Mark Wastell has been active as a musician since 1995, making his initial concerts with the trio IST featuring Rhodri Davies and Simon H. Fell. He has performed and recorded extensively and has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Evan Parker, Lasse Marhaug, Tony Conrad, Keith Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Burkhard Beins and David Toop. Mark also runs the Confront Recordings record label.