Dunmall, Paul


Paul Dunmall (born 6 May 1953) is a British jazz musician who plays tenor and soprano saxophone, as well as the baritone and the more exotic Saxello and the Northumbrian pipes.

He has a long discography, starting in the mid-1970s as sideman, and from the late 1980s as leader/co-leader. Many of his over 100 releases of the last two decades are on FMR (Future Music Records), Cuneiform (which also released all the recordings of the Mujician quartet), Slam, et al. In addition, he has privately released over 70 on limited edition CDs on his own Duns label.

Dunmall has played with most of the leading musicians on the international free jazz and improvised music scene, including Keith Tippett and Barry Guy.

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Rogers, Paul

double bass

One of Europe's finest bassists and a busy free improvisation player comparable to John Edwards and Barry Guy, Paul Rogers is mostly known for his long-standing tenure in the free improv quartet Mujician. A player of finesse and feeling, he has appeared on dozens of albums, performing with Paul Dunmall, John Stevens, Daunik Lazro, Michel Doneda, Evan Parker, Ramon Lopez, and Ivo Perelman to name but a few. He released his first solo album in 1995.

Rogers was born in Chester, Wales, 1956. He picked up his first acoustic guitar at the age of 12 and a bass guitar at 14. He bought his first double bass three years later and after mastering its rudiments, took off to London to become a jazz musician. Mike Osborne (who worked with Keith Tippett at the time) introduced him to the free jazz community. For the next eight years or so, Rogers multiplied sideman duties, performing with most musicians circumscribed to the British jazz triangle formed by Tippett, Mike Westbrook, and Elton Dean, including the first's sextet (1978) and the last's quintet (1979). He also improvised with members of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble.

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Sanders, Mark


Mark has played with many renowned musicians including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd,  Peter Brotzmann, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Sidsel Endresen , Charles Gayle, Peter Evans and William Parker.

He works with John Edwards in a duo and with groups including Evan Parker, `Foils` with Frank Paul Schubert and Matthius Muller and groups with Veryan Weston, John Tilbury, Agusti Fernandez and Mathew Shipp.

Mark works in a regular improvising duo with John Butcher and also performing John`s composition `Tarab Cuts` which has played festivals in Rio de Janiero, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Glasgow, Bristol and London. In a trio with cellist Okkyung Lee, John and Mark have played in Belgium, France, England and Scotland.  He also has a longstanding duo with Sarah Gail Brand which has featured on the BBC`s `The Stuart Lee Show`and in the film `Taking the dog for a Walk`.

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Dennis Austin

Red Note Ensemble

Red Note Ensemble

Red Note Ensemble is Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing contemporary music to the highest standards, and taking new music out to audiences around and beyond Scotland.

Red Note is Associate Contemporary Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, an Associate Company of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and Associate Ensemble of the soundfestival Aberdeen. Founded in 2008 by Scottish cellist Robert Irvine, it is directed by John Harris (Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director) and Robert Irvine (Artistic Co-Director) and led by violinist Jackie Shave.

Red Note performs the established classics of contemporary music; commissions new music; develops the work of new and emerging composers from around the world; and finds new spaces and new ways of performing contemporary music to attract new audiences. Red Note’s work in 2016 includes a Reels to Ragas tour of the Highlands and Islands with Indian tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, a new string quartet for invented instruments by Francois Sarhan, and a largescale co-production and tour of Europe with Antwerp based wind ensemble I Solisti.

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Wattie Cheung
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Paul Dunmall saxophone
Paul Rogers double bass
Mark Sanders percussion
Jennifer Walshe voice
Brian Irvine conductor
Red Note Ensemble string players:
Jacqueline Shave violin
Tom Hankey viola
Robert Irvine cello

[New Music Biennial - Live Recording]

A collaboration between two of the UK and Ireland’s most dynamic compositional voices, Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe, this piece explores the weird, humorous, dark and exotic world of contemporary vices. Written for ensemble, improvisers, conductor and voice it melts the boundaries between various disciplines including theatre, opera, poetry and contemporary music. Featuring: Paul Dunmall (saxophones), Paul Rogers (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums).

Brian Irvine said,

“13 Vices has, and continues to be, a wonderfully messy, chopped up, beautiful, bewitching cocktail of the best people making the best sounds and is a project that myself, collaborator Jennifer (Walshe) and all the gang and very proud of!”


This piece is part of New Music Biennial 2017. For more information about the project and to download the New Music Biennial album, please visit our project page:


13 Vices is commissioned by Moving on Music.


'Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe's 13 Vices has energy in abundance' The Guardian


Produced with the support of partners and funders:

NMB funders



The performance of 13 Vices was recorded live by the BBC on 2 July 2017 at The Guildhall, Hull and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 July 2017.

Catalogue number:
NMC DL201715
Release Date:
1 September 2017