26 November 2023

Trio CZW

Formed in 2019, Trio CZW brings together the rich backgrounds of its musicians.

Trio CZW are Maureen Wolloshin (oboe and cor anglais), Paul Cheneour (flutes), and Alistair Zaldua (e-violin).

The work of all three soloists is critically acclaimed. This is a rare opportunity to hear them together.

Our improvisations are informed by scores written by each of us. Our album Where the Wind Takes Us was released by Pan y Rosas Discos in 2021. Whereness, a collaboration with artist and multi-instrumentalist Ansuman Biswas together with film by Annie Catford is available on Redgold Music.

Martin Speake (alto sax) & Alyson Cawley (tenor sax)

Over the past few years Alyson Cawley and Martin Speake have been collaborating closely together on diverse projects ranging from exploring South Indian music to Charlie Parker to free improvisation. Throughout the lockdown period of 2020 two new projects have arisen inspired by a love of Ornette Coleman and Lennie Tristano. Ornette Coleman’s melodies are a perfect vehicle for Alyson and Martin to improvise freely together

Marcio Mattos (bass, cello), Marilza Gouvea (voice), Lawrence Casserley (electronics) & Adrian Northover (alto sax)

Marilza comes from a musical family in Brazil, her father played classical guitar and her grandfather was a maestro and music teacher. From an early age she got involved with music: bossa nova and Brazilian popular music.

At an early age she got involved with music: bossa nova

and Brazilian popular music.

Becoming involved in improvised music after moving to Europe, she has worked with many exponents of its artists such as Adrian Northover, Jim Dvorak, Terry Day, Phil Minton and Marcio Mattos.

He is best known for his work in free improvised music, particularly real-time processing of other musicians’ sound, and he has devised a special computer processing instrument for this work. He has worked with many of the finest improvisers, particularly Evan Parker, with whom he works frequently as a duo partner, in various larger groupings and in the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. He also works as a soloist, processing sounds from voice, percussion and home-made instruments.
Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
2pm, 26 November 2023
£12, £8