Label: Instant Composers Pool - ICP 037 • Format: CD Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Improvisation
· Steve Beresford. Steve is internationally renowned as a free improviser on piano and electronics. He plays with and conducts the London Improvisers Orchestra and has worked with hundreds of musicians, including Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn. Photograph Andy Newcombe. Three guitarists.
I first met Derek in the mids in Leeds when I was running the Termite Club. He and Han Bennink did a fantastic gig for us at a pub called the Cardigan Arms (later released on Incus as Han). On another visit to our usual venue at the Adelphi, we all arrived to find the room double-booked.
On Christmas Day , Derek Bailey died, aged 75, from complications arising from motor neurone disease. David Toop charts his determinedly nonidiomatic approach to guitar playing through a career that spanned television showbands backing comedians like Morecambe & Wise, the birth of European free improvisation, and the founding of the pioneering independent record label Incus.
Other players involved are Bailey (of course), Steve Beresford, Han Bennink (isn't he on every record of this type?), Evan Parker (him too?), and Lol Coxhill. Perhaps the most beautiful of the improvisations collected here is "HB/AB/DB," because there is less an attempt to make music as to engage in the creation of sound.
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