Derek Pascoe is an Adelaide based saxophonist and educator.
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Derek Pascoe was the vocalist and saxophonist in Flintlock, a successful 1970s pop group from England. He appeared in one episode of the children's science fiction programme The Tomorrow People, "The Heart of Sogguth" in which the band's music was to revive an ancient demon.
He has since come to reside in Adelaide. The Australian Music Centre describes Derek Pascoe as “among the leading free improvisers in Adelaide, whose rigorous approach to musical self-discipline gives a profound assurance to his rare extended solo public performances.” He is a member of the Jazz Performance academic staff of the Elder Conservatorium of Music (teaching saxophone, improvisation and small ensemble) and plays sax in such local groups as the spoken word/impro outfit Max-Mo and the Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention cover band Lather.