A four-track EP of Sun Ra covers, a collaboration between electronic music producer Paul Hazel and jazz trumpet maestro Steve Waterman.
Paul and Steve’s idea was to take Sun Ra material and treat it in a wholly contemporary way (rather than just producing pseudo-Arkestra arrangements). They’ve tried to retain the elements of improvisation and risk-taking that we all love about Ra, whilst developing a colourful palette of unusual modern instrumental combinations and timbres.
You’ll hear growling plunger mute trumpet redolent of Bubber Miley–era Duke Ellington set against acid synth and finger pops, Miles-like echoed trumpet above lush electronic backdrops, muted trumpet piercing through squalls of distorted guitar. Under carpets of chattering percussion heavy dub basses drive proceedings along…
Steve was interviewed about his approach to jazz improvisation by Darren Lloyd from Jazz Etudes.
Steve is featured on the new release by composer, musician, producer Paul Hazel.
Steve is now available for skype lessons
Skype lessons are available at £25 for a 30-minute lesson and £45 for a 60-minute lesson.
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Steve Waterman is an experienced teacher and is able to offer trumpet lessons and improvisation lessons for all instruments from beginner to advanced.
Steve is professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama.
Steve runs his own Annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend with Alan Barnes, and also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa, Germany and Cuba.
Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, and is regularly placed in the British Jazz Awards.