Madwort Sax Quartet brings together four diverse improvising saxophonists from across the UK. 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, Tim Berne, and transcriptions of bird song. Their 2017 debut album “Live at Hundred Years Gallery” was well received by critics. “Cutting-edge contemporary music, but it’s unexpectedly engaging emotionally, and deeply rooted in imaginative composition” wrote John Fordham in The Guardian. The WIRE magazine described it as “a distinctive response to the knotty compositional language of Coleman and Berne."
TOM WARD, alto saxophone / CHRIS WILLIAMS, alto saxophone / ANDREW WOOLF, tenor saxophone / CATH ROBERTS, baritone saxophone