Monday 6 April 2015, 8pm
We're hugely excited to host a two day residency with writer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter. An immensely talented improvser and a prolific – and eclectic – performer, Carter has recorded or performed with the likes of Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, Sunny Murray, William Parker, DJ Logic, Sam Rivers, and Yo La Tengo to name but a tiny fraction, defiantly refusing to be constrained by genre boundaries.
For this residency he plays as part of two quartets, comprised of collaborators old and new, for what should be a very special couple of nights.
Daniel Carter (born 1945 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. A review of a recent recording describes Carter's timbre as “an almost Lee Konitz-like cool.”
Carter is a prolific performer and has recorded or performed with William Parker, Federico Ughi, DJ Logic, The Negatones,Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Soul-Junk, Anne Waldman, Cooper-Moore, Matthew Shipp and scientist/musician Matthew Putman among others. He is a member of the cooperative free jazz groups Test, Other Dimensions In Music, and Ghost Moth.
“Trumpeter and saxophonist Daniel Carter is in my opinion strongly underevaluated. He does not have a very pronounced characteristic that makes him instantly recognizable, yet he is one of the few people who can really build a song while improvising, with mood, melody and lots of soul, regardless of the context or the line-up. Carter is not a power-player, quite to the contrary, he is more into sensitive soul or expressive lyricism, while being adventurous at the same time.” – Free Jazz Collective
John Coxon, perhaps uniquely for an improvising guitarist, is inspired as much by the plangencies of Reggie Young as by the astringencies of Derek Bailey. As irascible and as spiky as it gets, his playing is always haunted by the ghosts of popular song and fragments of the blues.
Ashley Wales is a British composer and record producer, one half of Spring Heel Jack with John Coxon and an integral part of Bruise with Tony Bevan. He put on and hosted the monthly ‘back in your town’ concerts at the Red Rose in North London which saw the likes of John Tchicai, Other Dimensions in Music, Matthew Shipp, Han Bennink and many others playing with local improvising musicians. Ashley uses a wide range of sources to make music with including live sampling, electronics and acoustic instruments .
Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. He currently plays in Lambs Gamble (with Eric Boros and George Cremaschi), FvRTvR (with Guido Henneböhl) and in various ensembles with guitarist Neil Davidson including Asparagus Piss Raindrop. A longtime Brooklynite of Texas origins, he is now based in Glasgow.