Specially commissioned by EMJAZZ 'Side by Side' engages a leading UK jazz musician to rehearse, and play with the best East Midlands based bands. Originally from and still based in Derby vibraphone player, composer, band leader and jazz activist Corey Mwamba is recognised as a highly creative improviser and composer working across a wide range of jazz and contemporary music. Corey won a PRSF/Jerwood Foundation Take Five artist development award in 2007; was short-listed for the Innovation category in the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008; and was nominated for "Rising Star on Vibraphone" in the 62nd, 63rd, and 64th DownBeat Annual Critics' Polls. Disquiet Quartet is based in Leicester. Led by bass player Mark Trounson their line up with two tenor saxophones, drums and bass makes use of conventional harmonic structures and riffs as well as freely improvised and out-of-time improvisations. In writing for the band, Mark has been influenced by Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Paul Motian, Elvin Jones and Old and New Dreams as well as by his teacher Bill McHenry.
Mark Trounson Bass
Corey Mwamba Vibes
Rob Griffin Tenor Saxophone
Tom Barford Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Haines Drums
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