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Confront Recordings 25th anniversary concert

Friday 3rd September 2021 


We are delighted that the first concert in our autumn series celebrates 25 years of Mark Wastell's Confront Recordings record label. An outstanding trio of renowned improvising musicians has been formed especially for the occasion!


Ed Jones: saxophones

At the forefront of the British jazz scene for over 30 years, Ed's collaborations reflect his diverse musical interests: John Stevens, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Us 3, Incognito, Chaka Khan and Byron Wallen to name just a few.

'...he's an improviser to his fingertips, a player of forceful imagination, and one of the UK's most distinctive saxophonists.'  John Fordham (The Guardian)


Dominic Lash: double bass & electric guitar

Best known in the improvised music world as an inventive double bass player, Dominic has spent a good deal of lockdown perfecting his electric guitar skills. Formerly a central figure in the Oxford Improvisers' Collective, his long-term musical collaborators include Alexander Hawkins, Angharad Davies, Steve Noble and Pat Thomas. His Spoonhunt record label has recently released its first three CDs: Limulus, Distinctions and Discernment.


Mark Wastell: percussion

A versatile musician, Mark has played a central role in the British improvised music scene for a quarter of a century. He has performed and recorded extensively with a varied range of artists including Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, Julie Tippetts, John Zorn, Chris Burn and Stewart Lee.


Mark also runs the pioneering Confront Recordings record label, now in its 25th year, which has released over 150 albums to date.



Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW

Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm

Advance tickets only, £15 from 

Covid-19 safety procedures


Although the government relaxed its Covid restrictions on 19th July 2021, we will continue to operate measures to protect people attending our concerts.

Please do not attend if you have, or think you may have, any Covid-19 symptoms or have been requested to

self-isolate. Tickets refunds will be given.


Seating will be socially distanced, please let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have booked separately.


Tickets must be paid for in advance, there will be no door sales.


We strongly advise that face coverings are worn within the building.


There will not be a bar, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments and glasses.


Please email us at if you have any concerns.