01 maggio 2015

Il concerto del primo maggio del Delta Saxophone Quartet - Graeme Blevins, Pete Whyman, Tim Holmes e Chris Caldwell - vede una ripresa del progetto realizzato qualche anno fa attorno alle musiche dei Soft Machine (lo splendido Dedicated To You... But You Weren't Listening, Moonjune 2007) e il debutto londinese di un nuovo lavoro (Crimson!) ispirato invece ai King Crimson. Per l'occasione con loro c'è anche il pianista Gwilym Simcock. A Londra, in St John's Smith Square, alle 19.30.

Crimson draws its inspiration from the work of the UK progressive rock band King Crimson. It follows on from the Delta Saxophone Quartet's Internationally acclaimed CD Dedicated to you but you weren't listening that reinterpreted the music of the Soft Machine. The new work Crimson unites Gwilym Simcock, one of the UK's most imaginative jazz composers with the Delta Saxophone Quartet, one of Europe's most distinguished new music ensembles. The quartet has worked closely with many leading composers having commissioned works from Gavin Bryars, Steve Martland, Joe Duddell, Hugh Hopper, Mike Westbrook, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Michael Finnissy to name a few. The quartet has always looked to extend the range/repertoire and possibilities of what a quartet of saxophones can present, combining a variety of musical genres and styles with a dynamic and informative presentation.