First du Maurier International Jazz Festival

This was the Western Front’s contribution to the first duMaurier International Jazz Festival, produced by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. The annual festival has continued ever since, with the Western Front continuing to play an active role.

Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Alex Cline (USA) 06/24/86
Frisell, guitar and synthesizer; Berne, saxophone; Cline, drums.

Audio Recording duration: 1:42:36

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

Ran Blake (USA) 06/25/86
Concert is Ran Blake playing a solo piano concert live at the Western Front with compositions by George Gershwin, Federico Mompou, Mary Lou Williams, Stan Kenton, Mal Waldron, Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, Goerge Russell, Ran Blake, Bernard Herrmann, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Audio Recording duration: 1:19:36

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

Jay Clayton Trio with Kenny Wheeler (USA/Canada) 06/26/86
Jay Clayton, vocals; Eric Jensen, cello; Jim Knapp; synthesizer, trumpet; Kenny Wheeler; trumpet.

Audio Recording duration: 1:21:51

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

Bill Smith Ensemble (Canada) 06/27/86
Bill Smith, saxophones & clarinet; David Prentice, violin, viola; David Lee, cello; Arthur Bull, guitar.

Steve Lacy Sextet (France) 06/28/86, 06/29/86
With Steve Lacy, sax; Steve Potts, saxes; Iréne Aebi, voice; Bobby Few, piano; Oliver Johnson, drums; Jean-Jacques Avenel, bass. After the second night, a big dinner party ensued.

Audio Recording duration: 2:05:22

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

– Gerry Hemingway (USA) 10/12/86
Solo percussion. Pieces include Four Studies for Single Instruments; Tub Etudes; Trance Tracks; Totem; Tyrolienne.

 David Moss (USA) 10/12/86
A multi-percussionist musician from New York City

Audio Recording duration: 1:29:01

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

– Martin Bartlett (Canada) 11/22/86 Sociable Music
Old and new compositions with Iain Macanulty and Arne Eigenfeldt. Featuring Kenneth Newby, Mark Douglas, Dennis Burke and Peter Hannan. Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University.

Audio Recording duration: 1:04:19

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

 Evan Parker Trio (UK) 12/04/86
Evan Parker, saxophones; Barry Guy, bass; and Paul Lytton, percussion, electronics.

Audio Recording duration: 1:32:00

Digitized audio of this concert is available through the Western Front Archives upon research request.

 Chris Brown, Larry Ochs, William Winant, & Scot Greslam Lancaster (USA) 12/15/86 Room
Microcomputer-controlled audio signal processor to alter the sounds of the group’s acoustic instruments.