Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7.30pm
JOHN BUTCHER / ANGHARAD DAVIES / MATT DAVIS / DOMINIC LASH / DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA
First release on Steve Noble's Ping Pong Productions. Having recorded Say What! and Transmutating with together a few years earlier, the trio was reunited in London for more hard hitting free improvisation. A truly unique trio - Davey Williams' history in rock music pushes this further into Noble's 'Rip, Rag and Panic' days, yet Oren Marshall's unique FX laden tuba techinique brings compelling experimentation to their sound.
Steve Noble / drums, turntables
Davey Williams / guitar
Oren Marshall / tuba
1. Can It All Be So Simple?... - 0:502. Flathead Reunion - 3:013. Early Days - 4:034. Episode No 7 - 4:105. I Could Presume - 0:296. Out Of Any Gain - 5:027. Shadows - 1:518. 59 Farewells - 2:559. All Too Soon - 9:0910. Forever & 4th - 0:5911. Say What? - 5:2512. Coming Through - 1:5113. Just Another - 3:3014. Double Play - 0:3315. Hog Stomp - 4:2516. …Some Final Thoughts - 4:17
Recorded in London, September 1995. Post production by Dave Hunt and Steve Noble. Thanks to the LMC.
Noble / Williams / Marshall - Flathead Reunion
Second release on Steve Noble's Ping Pong Productions. Noble on percussion, Oren Marshall on tuba and Steve Buckley on reeds. Having made three records for Incus already, and produced his first Ping Pong record 'Flathead Reunion' with Oren Marshall, Noble invited Buckley to the studio.
Steve Buckley / alto saxophone, bass clarinet, tin whistle
Steve Noble / drums, turntables
Oren Marshall / tuba
1. Bud Moon - 10:032. The Cane Pilling Dance -7:503. Xantung - 7:134. Big Juice - 3:065. Episode 58 - 2:216. T Blower - 6:277. Spoon Tongue - 2:048. Tails With Tales - 2:099. Drunken Intimacy - 2:4110. Shimmy Shally - 4:3211. The Declining Use Of Reckless Grooves (Part II) - 7:20
Recorded by Dave Hunt in London, February 1996.
Noble / Marshall / Buckley - Bud Moon
Fantastic trio made up of three of the best London free improvisors. Lol's lyricism combined with the depth of skill and restraint in the Noble / Edwards rhythm section is as good as it gets.
Lol Coxhill / soprano sax
John Edwards / double bass
Steve Noble / drums
1. Tijuana Rendezvous - 5:482. Episode No.1 - 6:303. Coming Through - 5:074. Hook Point - 7:475. The Set Up - 5:596. Stray Dog - 3:337. Out Of The Past - 10:108. 3 Tales - 5:279. Endgame - 6:25
Recorded by Mick Ritchie at Barefoot Studios on 11th January 2004. Post production by Noble & Ritchie. Sleeve design by Noble & Denning.
Coxhill / Edwards / Noble - The Early Years
Noble's duo with Bailey, 'Out of the Past' documents the two in duel modes - that sensitive drumming we've come to know so well with Noble with the more percussive aspects of Bailey's playing style, alongside thick, distorted guitar and fuzzed out drums on the aptly named, 'Time Regained'.
Steve Noble / drums, cymbals
Derek Bailey / electric guitar
1. The Long Wait - 3:302. Four For 4 - 2:463. Breakaway - 4:154. Raw - 5:075. Unfiltered - 3:306. Motion - 5:417. Out Of Sight - 2:288. Bright Moments - 4:349. Pick Up - 4:2110. Decoy - 1:4611. Time Regained - 2:3712. 7 Shades - 7:13
Recorded by Tony Robinson at Moat Studios, London, February 1999. Produced by Steve Noble. Post production by Mick Ritchie & Steve Noble. Thanks to Karen Brookman Bailey & Tony Robinson. Design by Noble & Denning. Original photo by Amalia Pistilli.
Bailey / Noble - Out of the Past
Once a member of the national ensemble of Tuva, Sainko Namtchylak left the remote republic in the south of Siberia and lived in Moscow. There she met jazz musicians and started a new career - playing and making records with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Joelle Leandre and Evan Parker. After recording Like A Bird Or Spirit, Not A Face with members of Tinariwen last year she has formed a new group, SainkhoKosmos, with the help of reedsman and long-time collaborator Ned Rothenberg. Sainkho's seven octave vocal range combined with an ensemble with such a vast wealth of experience makes for compelling listening - an ancient pulsing within a modern framework.
Samm Bennett / drums, vocals
Sainkho Namtchylak / vocals
Ned Rothenberg / clarinet, alto sax, shakuhachi
Peter Scherr / electric upright bassKazuhisa Uchihashi / guitar, daxophone
Recorded on Sunday 6th August 2017 by Tom Mudd. Mixed & mastered by James Dunn. All music improvised by SainkhoKosmos. Original photo by Anton Klimov. Artwork by Oli Barrett.
SainkhoKosmos - 6.8.17
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper. Design by Maja Larsson. Limited poster to celebrate the two day residency by the legendary and uncompromising Patty Waters.
From original listing:
Patty Waters must be acknowledged as a vocalist who has tested the limits of the human voice’s capabilities. Since her brief recording career in the mid-6O’s – after Albert Ayler brought her to the attention of ESP Disk – and despite performing very rarely, her influence has spread far beyond the realms of avant-garde and jazz. She has received much critical acclaim for her two ESP Disk recordings - Patty Waters Sings and Patty Waters College Tour. Waters' interpretation of Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair still remains a bold testament to the power of human expression. With a repertoire ranging from hushed piano solo ballads – in which her voice can fade to a whisper, barely audible – to performances using her voice as an instrument, conveying an incredible range of emotions, Waters is a singular artist and we're delighted to host her for a very rare two-night residency alongside Burton Greene (piano) and Tjitze Vogel (bass).
“One of the best fucking singers alive.” – Rolling Stone
“Praised by people like Miles Davis. her range moves easily from intimacy to introspection to rage. and her evocation of “Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair” has no parallel In musical history.” – San Francisco Sentinel
“Hear her voice with the ears of wolves. A sound contour never before heard in American music and poetry. It transcends virtuosi vocalizing. It is presented as Shamanic ritual. The most perfect realization of Jazz song as siren song. Compels a revisioned understanding of the lure of the sweet woman's voice as a passage to paradise.” – Village Voice
PATTY WATERS – TWO DAY RESIDENCY A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER