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December 5, 2007

Coastal Jazz & Blues Presents Improv-Summit

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Coastal Jazz & Blues
Muller/Butcher/van der Schyff
Sunday, December 9
Ironworks, Vancouver

Improvisation and Free Jazz Featured in Trio Concert

Fearless improvisation and sonic diversity will mark of the upcoming Muller/Butcher/van der Schyff concert on Sunday, December 9 at the Ironworks in Vancouver.

Presented by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, the international Improv-Summit features a mix of Canadian and British jazz talent, with renowned German bassist Torsen Müller, who now makes Vancouver home, Dylan van der Schyff (drums/percussion), fellow jazz great from the west coast city, along with internationally renowned British saxophonist John Butcher.

Torsten Müller has become a valued collaborator the vibrant creative music scene since making Vancouver his home some seven years ago. A fearless improviser who continually expands the sonic possibilities of his instrument through extended techniques, Müller has played with trombonist Gunter Christmann since the late ’70s.

British saxophonist John Butcher has created a vocabulary that can accommodate any number of disparate musical concepts, including free improvisation, compositional structure, multi-tracking, and live electronics. He has performed with Derek Bailey, Paul Lovens, Phil Minton, Steve Beresford, and Gerry Hemingway.

Drummer Dylan van der Schyff excels, whatever the context: mainstream jazz or free-improv settings. He leads his own group, Bande X, and also works in Vancouver bands like Talking Pictures, NOW Orchestra, and the Peggy Lee Band.

for more info visit www.coastaljazz.ca

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