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Ian East

Ian has been musical director and/or composer for numerous bands over the years including Balkanatics (Balkan brass) and psych-prog legends GONG (alongside Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage and Gilli Smyth). He also works as a sideman and session player in numerous other projects such as with Reem Kelani (Arabic), Abdelkader Saadoun (north African/Meditteranean), Rosco Levee (blues/country/southern rock), and performs in various other jazz, world and improvised music settings like Inspiral Trio (with Gong’s Dave Sturt and kavus Torabi). He also composes, arranges, records, mixes and produces music from his own studio.

“the brilliant Ian East’s sax playing and flute work added a whole other dimension to the music” Andy Snipper www.music-news.com

“East on tenor is fluent and passionate” Tony Hall, Jazz Express

“Ian East is here to put wings to your heart and offer a fresh new contextual relationship with your thinking box.” Daevid Allen, founder of Gong and Soft Machine.

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