Madwort Sax Quartet brings together four diverse improvising saxophonists from across the UK scene. Led by Tom Ward and playing his original compositions, the project’s influences include numerology and the movement of the planet earth through space, Steve Coleman, pioneering saxophone quartet ROVA, Tim Berne, and transcriptions of bird song. The quartet recorded their debut album live in Spring 2016 at a packed Hundred Years Gallery in London, documenting Tom’s music and capturing the infectious energy of a live gig. It was released in 2017 on Efpi Records:
Tom Ward: alto saxophone & composition
Chris Williams: soprano & alto saxophones
Andrew Woolf: tenor saxophone
Cath Roberts: baritone saxophone
For up to date news on the sax quartet head to Tom’s website.
Photo: Alex Bonney.