Paul Dunmall / Philip Gibbs / Trevor Taylor
Paul Dunmall is a British jazz musician who plays tenor and soprano saxophone, as well as the baritone and the more exotic Saxello and the Northumbrian pipes.
He has a long discography, starting in the mid-1970s as sideman, and from the late 1980s as leader/co-leader. Dunmall also played with most of the leading musicians on the international free jazz and improvised music scene, including Keith Tippett and Barry Guy.
As described by freejazz.co.uk "Dunmall sounds at times like Sonny Rollins at others like Evan Parker, but arguably surpasses both in the precision and succinctness of expression ... his work is the very opposite of indulgent - this is music of the utmost seriousness and importance."
In the 1970s, Dunmall was a member of the Divine Light Mission and toured the US with its band. HIs first recording as sideman was as the saxophonist on the 1976 Johnny Guitar Watson album Ain't That A Bitch.
He has also performed and recorded many times with Barry Guy's London Jazz Composers Orchestra.
Trevor Taylor was born in 1947 and has been involved in music for over 50 years. Originally a drummer, he studied with Reg Williams, John Thomson, Frank King and Alan Jackson. After many years as a professional drummer, he later became more interested in percussion and studied at the London Guildhall, and with Gilbert Webster, the then principle percussionist with the LSO. He also played many solo concerts of contemporary percussion pieces and recorded a solo CD. He has since played in many, many ensembles and groups both as a drummer and percussionist.
A life in the music industry, as well as as a musician, he started the retail music chain 'Future Music' in the early 70's which grew to 7 stores and then 'FMR' (Future Music records) , a record label supporting non mainstream contemporary music some 25 years ago this year. The label has over 400 CDs available as well as books, DVDS and the magazine AVANT. He has also been a promoter since the 70's, including curating the weekly Jazz bar in Southend for 17 years. Current work includes the jazz groups Zephyr, the Power Trio, Chenenko, Torus and Avanti and the group Circuit, which he formed in 2005, for exploratory electronic and electro acoustic music.