Evan Parker, John Russell, John Edwards, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor, David Leahy, Kay Grant, Alex Ward - Mopomoso Tour 2013 Making Rooms download mp3 album
Evan Parker-tenor saxophone. Steve Beresford-piano. John Edwards-doublebass. Kenny Wheeler-trumpet, flugelhorn. He worked with Cecil Taylor in small and large groups, played with Coltrane percussionist Rashied Ali, recorded with Paul Bley: he also played a solo set as support to Ornette Coleman when Skies of America received its UK premiere in 1988. The same period found Parker renewing his acquaintance with American colleagues such as Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy and George Lewis, with all of whom he had played in the 1970s (often in the context of London's Company festivals). Parker's future plans involve exploring further possibilities in electronics and the development of his solo music.
John Russell was raised by his paternal grandparents in rural Kent, and his grandfather gave him his first guitar at the age of 11. At school, he taught himself guitar and formed a group to perform his compositions . In the mid-1980s Russell founded the improvised music club Mopomoso with help initially from pianist, trumpeter and composer Chris Burn. The club promoted around 300 regular monthly concerts at the Red Rose Club in London until the venue's transfer of ownership in January 2008. The club relocated to The Vortex Jazz Club later that same year and its.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others. I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz. Benedict Taylor is a solo violist & composer. As an improviser, he has worked with Evan Parker, Terry Day, Keith Tippett, Wadada Leo Smith, Alex Ward, Renee Baker, Steve Beresford, Angharad Davies, Hannah Marshall, Tom Jackson, Phil Minton, Pat Thomas, Miya, Tetsu Saito, Gianni Mimmo, Daniel Thompson, Veryan Weston, Sylvia Hallett, Dirk Serries, Stephen Crowe amongst others.
The four-disc live set Making Rooms (april 2013) finally documents Mopomoso, a group in existence since 1991 and consisting of Evan Parker (saxes), John Russell (guitar), John Edwards and David Leahy (both on double bass), Pat Thomas (piano), Alison Blunt (violin), Benedict Taylor (viola), Kay Grant (voice) and Alex Ward. As The Wind (september 2012) was a collaboration with Velvet Underground's sideman Mark Nauseef on metallophone based percussion and Toma Gouband on lithophone-based percussion. The Unknown (february 2016) contains two lengthy live improvisations by the quartet of John Escreet (piano), John Hebert (double bass), Evan Parker (tenor sax) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums). PEN (january 2015) documents a live performance by the trio of Evan Parker (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass) and Steve Noble (percussion).
Tony Coe, John Edwards, Alan Hacker, Sylvia Hallett, Marcio Mattos, Evan Parker, Philipp Wachsmann, Kenny Wheeler. Tony Coe, John Edwards, Alan Hacker, Sylvia Hallett, Marcio Mattos, Evan Parker, Philipp Wachsmann, Kenny Wheeler - Free Zone Appleby 2003 (CD). Chris Burn, Lol Coxhill, John Edwards, Phil Minton, John Russell - Mopomoso Solos 2002 (CD, Album).
|Chasing The Peripanjandra|
|1-1||What! No Soap?||22:31|
|1-3||The Auction Of Pictures||23:01|
|2-2||For Al Battani||5:27|
|2-7||For Martin Lings||06:08|
|2-8||For Yusuf Lateef||2:35|
|3-5||Figure 8 Knot||2:16|
- Bass – John Edwards (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3)
- Clarinet – Alex Ward (tracks: 4-1 to 4-7)
- Design – Paul G. Smyth
- Double Bass – David Leahy (tracks: 3-1 to 3-8)
- Guitar – John Russell (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3)
- Liner Notes – Alice Eldridge, John Russell
- Photography By – Peter Fay
- Piano [Solo] – Pat Thomas (tracks: 2-1 to 2-9)
- Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Matt Saunders
- Saxophone [Saxophones] – Evan Parker (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3)
- Viola – Benedict Taylor (tracks: 3-1 to 3-8)
- Violin – Alison Blunt (tracks: 3-1 to 3-8)
- Voice – Kay Grant (tracks: 4-1 to 4-7)
Notesrecorded 23-30 April, 2013
Sound Kitchen, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Safehouse, Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Oxford Improvisers, The Newman Rooms, Oxford
Colston Hall, Bristol
Notes & Sounds, Bar Abbey, Sheffield
A Better Noise, Summerhill Pavillion, Newcastle
Tubers Music, St. Margaret’s Church, Manchester
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