Chris Biscoe Profiles Quartet
photo: Peter Symes
Chris Biscoe - alto sax and alto clarinet; Roz Harding - alto sax;
Vergette - bass; Stu Butterfield - drums
The Profiles Quartet was created to explore the musical legacy of the great
Eric Dolphy, a remarkable saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist who, 50 years after his
untimely death, continues to influence and intrigue new generations of
musicians and listeners.
For this tour of Devon and Cornwall Chris and Stu are joined by two of the
south-west's finest musicians, the dynamic and creative Marcus Vergette, and
composer, bandleader and saxophonist Roz Harding.
The band repertoire includes tunes from the great recordings Eric Dolphy
made with Charles Mingus and Oliver Nelson, jazz standards, and Dolphy's own
compositions, which reflect his bebop roots and his growing originality.
....an exhilarating, heady rush of music.... Chris Parker, Vortex
....music which is utterly compelling....... Pete Martin, Jazz UK
Finally, Didier Levallet’s new 10 piece band The Brotherhood Heritage dedicated to the music of Chris McGregor and the other musicians from the Blue Notes has festival gigs coming up in France during November - Nevers, Strasbourg and Grenoble.