This recording documents the first time meeting between two great double bass players, Tom Wheatley and John Edwards. Recorded at the Hundred Years Gallery on 22.02.14 as part of the ongoing Earshots concert series.
John Edwards / double bass
Tom Wheatley / double bass
Recorded by Daniel Kordik
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux
Cover image by Daniel Blumberg
Design by Earshots/DEPT2
Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC
2. 102 - 12:19
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." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London. His work is patterns, rhythms and cycles, at an interface of physical and digital zones. Recently, his music has been documented on video and record.
His main collaborations are ТЕПЛОТА with Grundik Kasyansky, Cast-On with Ilana Blumberg, and various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White.