JOHN STEVENS

Avant-Garde Jazz / Fusion • United Kingdom
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One of the founding fathers of free improvisation in Britain. In the mid-'60s, Stevens helped found Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME), an influential group that included most of England's top experimental jazz musicians. The band's lineup evolved and fluctuated, but at one time or another Paul Rutherford, Trevor Watts, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, and Julie Tippetts were among the members. Stevens' father was a tap dancer, a factor in his decision to become a musician. Stevens joined the Royal Air Force in 1958, where he studied music formally and met other like-minded musicians, in particular Watts and Rutherford. While in the service he played with skiffle and Dixieland bands. Stevens' interest in jazz seems to have followed a natural curve; bebop was his first language (he played with hard bop saxophonist Tubby Hayes), followed by the free jazz dialects of the Giuffre-Bley-Swallow trio and Albert Ayler. He became one read more...
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JOHN STEVENS Spontaneous Music Ensemble album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
JOHN STEVENS John Stevens' Away album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
John Stevens' Away
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
JOHN STEVENS Somewhere in Between album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Somewhere in Between
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
JOHN STEVENS Mazin Ennit album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Mazin Ennit
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
JOHN STEVENS Touching On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Touching On
Fusion 1977
JOHN STEVENS Re Touch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Re Touch
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
JOHN STEVENS Chemistry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chemistry
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
JOHN STEVENS No Fear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Fear
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
JOHN STEVENS Application Interaction And... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Application Interaction And...
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
JOHN STEVENS One Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Time
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
JOHN STEVENS Playing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Playing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
JOHN STEVENS A Luta Continua album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Luta Continua
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
JOHN STEVENS Mutual Benefit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mutual Benefit
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
JOHN STEVENS New Cool album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Cool
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
JOHN STEVENS Mining The Seam : The Rest Of The Spotlite Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mining The Seam : The Rest Of The Spotlite Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004

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JOHN STEVENS Integration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Integration
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
JOHN STEVENS Freebop album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Freebop
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
JOHN STEVENS John Stevens  & Frode Gjerstad : Sunshine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Stevens & Frode Gjerstad : Sunshine
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
JOHN STEVENS Live at the Plough (aka At the Plough '79) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Plough (aka At the Plough '79)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
JOHN STEVENS Fast Colour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fast Colour
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
JOHN STEVENS Late For Lunch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Late For Lunch
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
JOHN STEVENS One Four And Two Twos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Four And Two Twos
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
JOHN STEVENS Away at Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Away at Home
Fusion 2013

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JOHN STEVENS Re-Touch & Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Re-Touch & Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983
JOHN STEVENS John Stevens’ Away / Somewhere In Between / Mazin Ennit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
John Stevens’ Away / Somewhere In Between / Mazin Ennit
Fusion 2017

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