Trevor Hogg – tenor saxophone
Don Scott – guitar
Michael Herring – bass
Nick Fraser – drums
Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets to have recently appeared on the international jazz scene. The creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy. You can hear the influences of the classic 1960’s era of jazz – Wayne Shorter, Booker Little, Charles Mingus – mixed with the modern New York scene – David Binney, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, along with hints of Radiohead, reggae and electronica.
Peripheral Vision has just released their second album, Spectacle: Live!, and they maintain a busy touring schedule to support this new album, as well as their eponymous debut. Scott and Herring are joined by saxophonist Trevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser. While the compositions are Herring and Scott’s, Peripheral Vision is defined by its group rapport. Bringing back the anything-is-possible democratic approach of both 1960’s jazz and garage bands, the music takes shape as a collective process. This no-holds-barred philosophy is at the root of Peripheral Vision’s explosive performances.
‘Balancing the cerebral with the visceral’ (All About Jazz), guitarist/composer DON SCOTT has emerged as a unique and sought after voice on the Canadian jazz scene. Don is based in Toronto and leads, co-leads and has recorded with a number of projects, including Peripheral Vision, God’s Gift To Yoda, Don Scott Trio, Run Stop Run, and The Offbeat, and also showcases his vocal skills in Idioteque, playing the music of Radiohead. In demand as a versatile sideman, Don has performed with international jazz legends, David Binney, Chris Potter, Jim Black, Dave Douglas, and Ernest Ranglin, and a ‘who’s who’ of Canadian jazz players. In 2008-2009, Don split his time between New York and Toronto, and while there, studied with Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, and Donny McCaslin.