Musicians , conservatoire students revere him, speak about Pete Saberton and how just good he is in hushed tones. He does the stuff others find tricky – with seeming ease. Harmonic and rhythmic work-outs, metric modulation. But his playing is at such a level of creativity, there’s always a real sense of travel when he’s playing. There’s nothing dry, nothing predictable. Line, linkage, narrative, but always the unexpected too. Convinced yet? Check out the interview
There may be another interview with him somewhere (?), but I definitely want to salute Alex Hutton and Kate Winter of TheJazzShowOnline for doing this one.
There are three music clips in the interview which can be DOWNLOADED HERE.
Pete Saberton is originally from Sheffield. He studied classical music in Manchester music college classical music degree. The beginnings of an interest in jazz came from saxophonist and fellow student Pete Hurt: “He was interested in playing jazz tht’s how I got into it.”
The first track is from the Rich Core Trio with drummer Tony Levin and bassist Fred Baker. The track is also called Rich Core, recorded 5 yeears ago.
He talks about “stealing”, about metric modulation, about getting students – who are often quite conservative – interested in electronics. “It’s about time electronics came back in”
The second piece is “3 P’s” piece with John Taylor and Steve Arguelles.
The third piece is Reverse shift, with among others Dave O’Higgins and Henry Lowther, a piece originally written for the London Trombone quartet run by Pete Beachill, and for Derek Watkins.
There are many other interviews on The Jazz Show Online