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John Edwards & Tom Wheatley – Yoke

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.
released May 20, 2015

John Edwards (PRS): Double Bass
Tom Wheatley: Double Bass

Recorded by Daniel Kordik
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux
Cover image by Daniel Blumberg
Design by Earshots/DEPT2

Tom Wheatley

Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London


His current projects include:

- CAST-ON (and this record) with Ilana Blumberg

- A long-standing collaboration with Billy Steiger

- Various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White

- теплота́ with Grundik Kasyansky

And an ongoing solo practice, documented on the albums Double Bass & Round Trip, the Machine Bass recording series, and on video here

John Edwards

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