Trevor Watts' Moire Music

It’s not quite obvious why Trevor Watts is not as famous as Evan Parker or Peter Brötzmann, although he belongs to the famous first generation of British free jazz – like Tony Oxley, Derek Bailey, John Stevens, Paul Rutherford, Kenny Wheeler and the abovementioned Parker. He has recorded a lot of absolutely legendary albums like Spontaneous Music Ensemble’s Challenge, Amalgam’s Prayer for Peace, or Jeff Clyne/Ian Carr Quartet’s Springboard. He is a very subtle team player, his superbly brittle playing is excellent in his duos with John Stevens and he also is a great soloist.

The original 10-piece Moiré Music was formed in 1982, primarily to work through compositional ideas in particular using free improvisation with rhythm.

UK / Africa / USA