"It’s been said on quite a few occasions after concerts of this duo, that it sounds as though there’s a real affinity within the playing. This comes through very much so in their new recording “All There Is”. Within it they use the full spectrum of dynamics and techniques that have been developed individually over their differing careers. Watts’ roots go back to the very beginnings of improvised music as a founder member of the SME in the 1960’s and Stephen Grew has been part of the Improvised Music scene since 1994 and has played consistently on the national and international circuit, both as a soloist and in numerous collaborations. The combination of their playing styles leads for a very potent and visceral experience, but also has interludes of great tenderness. The music has both a relaxed, and “on the edge” feel at the same time, as all truly improvised music has. Relaxed because that’s the way the play it, and on the edge because nobody, let alone the musicians, knows where it’s going. But the previously mentioned affinity is the glue that makes it all work ever so well together!" - TREVOR WATTS
Discus Music is delighted to announce that a beautiful new recording of the duo, made by Shaun Blezard, is already "in the can". This Kickstarter is simply to raise the production cost of the CD release itself.
You can visit Discus Music at www.discus-music.co.uk to listen to and extract from the Watts and Grew Duo CD and also choose your additional rewards.
Risks and challenges
Following on from 2016's successful Kickstarter campaign to release a new work by the Keith Tippett Octet, we're excited to repeat the process for this new CD. Having cash upfront to put a work into physical production is valuable to a small independent label like Discus Music. In terms of risk, we've been around for 25 years and this is our 61st release, so there is no risk that the project will fail other than for subscriptions to be insufficient. - MARTIN ARCHER - www.discus-music.co.ukLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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