Tuesday, 10 February, 2009

8.30 - 11.00pm
£4 on the door

Chris Biscoe is self taught, starting on alto sax then tenor, soprano, baritone, flute and alto clarinet. He started working with Mike Westbrook in 1979 and has played in many of Mike’s projects. He has also toured and recorded with George Russell, Andy Sheppard, Grand Union, Chris McGregor, Didier Levallet and worked with Hermeto Pascoal, Dewey Redman, Kenny Wheeler and the New York Composers Orchestra. 2007 was a notable year for Chris, with debut gigs from several new bands. British Standard Time is an exploration of British show tunes of the pre-Beatles era, with a couple of folk tunes thrown in for good measure while Miles vs Monk, is inspired by the 50th anniversaries of two remarkable and vividly contrasting records, Miles Ahead and Monks Music. The Chris Biscoe Quartet is an exploration of the musical influence of woodwind virtuoso Eric Dolphy. 2008 is the 80th anniversary of Dolphy’s birth, and the Quartet, which features award-winning saxist Tony Kofi, released its first CD, Gone in the Air, in June.

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