Free Improvisation Structured Improvisation Avant-Garde Jazz. Spontaneous Music Ensemble.
The Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME) was a loose collection of free improvising musicians convened beginning in the mid-1960s by the late South London-based jazz drummer/trumpeter John Stevens and alto and soprano saxophonist Trevor Watts. SME performances and recordings could range from Stevens-Watts duos to gatherings of more than a dozen players.
Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Coming Together. Challenge by AAJ Staff. Challenge (1966-7) by John Eyles. Low Profile by Robert Spencer. Low Profile 1977-1988 by Glenn Astarita. Help improve the Spontaneous Music Ensemble page. All About Jazz musician pages are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Spontaneous Music Ensemble musician page.
Quintessence (Spontaneous Music Ensemble album). Quintessence is a live album by the Spontaneous Music Ensemble featuring ist John Stevens saxophonists Trevor Watts and Evan Parker, guitarist Derek Bailey, and bassist Kent Carter which was recorded in 1973 and released on the Emanem label
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Free download and listen David Panton's One Music Ensemble 1977.
The Spontaneous Music Ensemble or SME was an improvisation ensemble in the area of free jazz, which existed around the drummer John Stevens 1965-1994 in London. In particular, in its first phase ( until 1974 ) it was one of the " key formations of the British jazz avant-garde". 1977 Stevens played together with the violinist Nigel Coombes, guitarist Roger Smith and cellist Colin Wood ( album " biosystem "). The game of SME was still quiet, so that it became increasingly difficult to organize performance opportunities for it. The core of the ensemble now formed Coombes, Smith and Stevens, who received in 1980 as a trio of "Hot and Cold Heroes". With this lineup, the group existed until 1992, however, sometimes only occurred in a year. At the very end (the SME existed until the death of Stevens 1994) replaced saxophonist John Butcher Coombes.
Monday, February 27, 2017. Spontaneous Music Ensemble - 2008 - Bare Essentials. Spontaneous Music Ensemble 2008 Bare Essentials. Ever since I heard this duo, I have thought that if any music deserved to be called minimalist it was this one, because they managed to strip the music down to its bare essentials yet keep its content - unlike so much minimal art that seems to 'throw out the baby with the bathwater'. For most of the years 1972 and 1973, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble was the duo of John Stevens and Trevor Watts (with others added from time to time on an ad hoc basis). One should not, however, think of this as an ‘in between’ phase – it was an intense period of exploration and experimentation.