UK: DELTA SAXOPHONE QUARTET with GWILYM SIMCOCK LAUNCHED AT THE PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB ON TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
DELTA SAXOPHONE QUARTET with GWILYM SIMCOCK
a chance meeting at Stoke City Football Ground saxophonist Chris
Caldwell and Gwilym Simcock hatched a plan to re-work the music of the
prog-rock band King Crimson as part of the Delta Saxophone Quartet's
30th birthday celebrations. They commissioned Gwilym to write a new
piece and to arrange some of the original King Crimson pieces for the
quartet and piano.
Gwilym selected source material from across King Crimson’s career,
reflecting three very different line-ups in the group’s long history.
Rather than simply scoring out the Crimson music, he aimed to create
opportunities to transport it to different places – in his own words, to
‘open it up’. The resulting music is intricate and agile, imaginative