Modern Adventures in Sound -
Dunmall Gibbs and Rogers Recorded 28 September 2002 at Bluecoat Arts Centre
This for me was one of the standout gigs over the past 10 years. Dunmall is a renowned horn player and while Gibbs and Rogers are also renowned, but less so (to me). This concert got reviewed and everybody who wasn’t there was rightly scolded by the reviewer because in the words of he what reviewed it - “you missed a good ‘un”. Actually he didn’t say those words, but he DID imply them. Go to http://www.pauldunmall.com/ whilst http://www.mindyourownmusic.co.uk/paul-rogers-interview.htm is the best I could muster for Paul Rogers and Philip Gibbs…
Track Length 13.43
Paul Dunmall (sax, Northumbrian pipes), Phil Gibbs (percussion), Paul Rogers (double bass)
unplugboy is really Daniel Weaver. He is a Manchester based composer / performer and used to organise a night called aLECTRO_eCOUSTIC. Look at www.danielweaver.co.uk
Track length 18.02
Daniel Weaver (cello, electronics)
This was on of the first Frakture gigs I attended. It’s funny as it’s, for me, one of the best examples of the recording not being able to capture of intensity of what was happening in the room of the night. That’s not to say I don’t like the recording, its that for me, it bears very little relation to what I heard/felt on the night. Though, in actuality, this happens a lot. The musicians were predominantly based around London – and regular visitors to Liverpool in numerous different groupings. Adam.
Track Length 17.51
Simon Fell (double bass) Mark Sanders (drums) Pat Thomas (electronics/piano) John Bissett (guitar)
Amere3 (2002) Recorded at Bluecoat Arts Centre
This was recorded during the 2002 Frakture Festival Phil Hargreaves was one of the founders of Frakture, and is a player of mostly sax, and flute and cello. And he composed too. Rob Dainton’s drumming is nothing short of exhilarating and engrossing whilst Simon Fell is rightly one of the most appeared visiting musicians at Frakture, and a great double bass player who now appears too infrequently because he lives in France.
Look at http://www.whi-music.co.uk/ and www.brucesfingers.co.uk/info/biog.html and http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=182195915 who really should have made himself a Myspace page with music.
Track Length 10.18
Phil Hargreaves (sax / flute) Rob Dainton (drums) Simon Fell (double bass)