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The Spontaneous Music Ensemble (SME) was a loose collection of free improvising musicians convened beginning in the mid-1960s by the late South London-based jazz drummer/trumpeter John Stevens and alto and soprano saxophonist Trevor Watts. SME performances and recordings could range from Stevens-Watts duos to gatherings of more than a dozen players. As critic Brian Olewnick writes, the SME emphasised an "extremely open, leaderless aspect where a premium was placed on careful and considered listening on the part of the musicians. Saxophonist Evan Parker observed that Stevens had two basic rules: (1) If you can't hear another musician, you're playing too loud, and (2) if the music you're producing doesn't regularly relate to what you're hearing others create, why be in the group? This led to the development of what would jocularly become known as 'insect improv' -- music that tended to be very quiet, very intense, arrhythmic, and by and large read more...
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SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Challenge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Challenge
Avant-Garde Jazz 1966
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Karyobin album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Karyobin
Avant-Garde Jazz 1968
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE The Source - From And Towards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Source - From And Towards
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Birds of a Feather album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birds of a Feather
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Biosystem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Biosystem
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Withdrawal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Withdrawal
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997

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SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE So, What Do You Think? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So, What Do You Think?
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Face to Face album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Face to Face
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Live Big Band And Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Big Band And Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE 1.2. Albert Ayler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1.2. Albert Ayler
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Eighty-five Minutes Part 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eighty-five Minutes Part 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Eighty-five Minutes Part 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eighty-five Minutes Part 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE A New Distance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A New Distance
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Summer 1967 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summer 1967
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Hot And Cold Heroes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hot And Cold Heroes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Low Profile album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Low Profile
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Frameworks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frameworks
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Bare Essentials 1972-3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bare Essentials 1972-3
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Trio & Triangle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio & Triangle
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008

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SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Quintessence 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quintessence 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Quintessence 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quintessence 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE For You To Share album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For You To Share
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Quintessence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quintessence
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE New Surfacing (1978/92) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New Surfacing (1978/92)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Oliv & Familie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliv & Familie
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE Search & Reflect album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Search & Reflect
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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