Crimson!

Crimson draws its inspiration from the work of the UK progressive rock band King Crimson. It follows on from the Delta Saxophone Quartet's Internationally acclaimed CD, Dedicated to you but you weren't listening that reinterpreted the music of the Soft Machine.

The new work Crimson unites Gwilym Simcock, one of the UK's most imaginative jazz composers with the Delta Saxophone Quartet, one of Europe's most distinguished new music ensembles.

Following Delta's most recent première Run Riot by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Crimson continues this 30 year legacy of excitement, innovation and excellence.

The quartet has worked closely with many leading composers having commissioned works from Gavin Bryars, Steve Martland, Joe Duddell, Hugh Hopper, Mike Westbrook, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Michael Finnissy to name a few. The quartet has always looked to extend the range/repertoire and possibilities of what a quartet of saxophones can present, combining a variety of musical genres and styles with a dynamic and informative presentation.

Musical accolades are no stranger for Gwilym Simcock too, being a winner of the Perrier Award, BBC Jazz Awards 2005 and British Jazz Awards 2005. Gwilym was also the first BBC Radio 3 New Generation jazz Artist. His performances with Bill Bruford's Earthworks gives Gwilym the inside-edge and knowledge, which adds a real gravitas to this exciting project.

The quartet is delighted that Gwilym has accepted their invitation, as part of its 30th anniversary season, to compose this new work Crimson, (supported by PRSF), which combines the skills and tastes of music which will certainly sit somewhat beyond the shores of classical, jazz and rock.

"This has enhanced the Crimson repertoire giving fresh prospectives, character and body to new and unimaginable escape routes" All about Jazz

"Delicious & highly successful.." Riccardo Facchi, Freefalljazz

"We really need more imaginative concerts like,.. a rare treat. Roger Farbey, Jazz Journal

Support provided by the PRS for Music Foundation & ACE

Supported by PRS Supported by The Arts Council

Recordings

Crimson!

Crimson! (2016)

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Reviews

Jazz Views Chris Baber 11/02/2016

Financial Times Mike Hobart 11/02/2016

The Guardian John Fordham 11/02/2016

Performances

09/02/2016
Jazz Club Soho
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Full details and online bookings here

25/09/2015
St. Michael’s, Chagford
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24/09/2015
Exeter Phoenix
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15/05/2015
Wilshere Dacre School
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Crimson! Educational/Outreach performance at 13.15 at Wilshere Dacre School in Hitchin, Herts

15/05/2015
Strathmore School
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Crimson! Educational/Outreach performance at 15.00 at Strathmore School in Hitchin, Herts

01/05/2015
St John's, Smith Square, London
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with Gwilym Simcock piano

Tickets available at: www.sjss.org.uk

29/04/2015
Surrey University
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Composer workshop at Surrey University

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29/04/2015
BBC Radio 3
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BBC Radio 3 In Tune Live 16.30-17.15

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Crimson! project with Gwilym Simcock

Tickets at this link.

30/11/2014
Teatro Manzoni, Milan
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World premičre with Gwilym Simcock of the new project Crimson!
11am Teatro Manzoni, Milan

www.aperitivoinconcerto.com/index.php?idPagina=2-1&evento=5

17/10/2014
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
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Programme from:

Soft Machine set
Steve Reich
Stephen Goss
Arvo Pärt

www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/delta-saxophonequartet

06/09/2014
Late Music, York
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