Wednesday 6 September 2023, 7.30pm
A pleasure as ever to welcome Ted Milton’s Blurt trio back to OTO!
“Ted Milton – poet, puppeteer and musician – founded Blurt in the late 70′s. Their music is not definable and that is a good thing, although it veers towards freer jazz in many references (also a good thing). Blurt’s first single ‘My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People’ (1982 Blackhill records) was followed by the live album ‘In Berlin (1981 Armagedon). Since then more than 20 recordings have followed including vinyl albums, EPs and CDs. They are still touring and have a new album ‘Bomb’ out on Salamander Records.
Ted Milton has also created artworks which have been exhibited in Paris and the UK and is a puppeteer with contributions to Terry Gilliam’s film ‘Jabberwocky’ and his poems have been published both on their own and as parts of an anthology. Somehow, I have passed Blurt by until now but in many ways, the discovery of this music is a joy. Ted Milton is poetical leader, sax player and vocalist of Blurt, one of the best combos I have heard.” – Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe review of Live at OTO
Emerging from a the charred remains of their time travelling wheelie bin, Scarla O’Horror are voyagers from a world where Albert Ayler has replaced the house band in David Lynch’s Lost Highway and are now under attack from B-movie aliens controlled by Sun Ra’s Moog and Patrick Gleeson’s ARP 2600.
James Allsopp / tenor saxophone
Alex Bonney / trumpet
Tim Giles / drums
Isambard Khroustaliov / electronics