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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 26, 1939

Born in York, England; composer/arranger/alto & sop saxes/piano/percussion. Trevor Watts' family moved to Halifax in Yorkshire when he was 6 months old, and that is where he was brought up.

Trevor is a completely self taught musician, and his early inspirations came from his fathers love of Jazz, and the large collection of 78's that his father brought back after living in Canada and visiting the States on many occasions in the 1920's.

Trevor had to do his National Service in the RAF, and joined the RAF band in 1959. It was there he met John Stevens and Paul Rutherford amongst others and formed the musical association that was to become the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and Amalgam in the early 60's. These groups radically changed the face of European style Jazz and improvised music, and opened up the way for others. Shortly before the formation of the SME in 1965, Trevor had gained some experience playing at the Marquee Club in London with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart amongst others. The SME although starting as a collective, gradually was taken over by John Stevens, so Trevor used his group Amalgam to further his own more personal style of music....
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Music

Featured recording “5 More Dialogues”

5 More Dialogues

Emanem
2011
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    Dialogues In Two Places

    BlueSoundScape Music
    2012
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    5 More Dialogues

    Emanem
    2011
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    The Deep Blue

    BlueSoundScape Music
    2009
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    Ancestry

    BlueSoundScape Music
    2007
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    Reunion Live In London

    BlueSoundScape Music
    2007
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    Burundi Monday

    FMR Records
    2007
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    Live In Sao Paulo, Brasil

    BlueSoundScape Music
    2006
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