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Terry Day – Version Too Too

Terry Day's songs, tunes, riffs & themes


Terry Day / lyrics, voice, piano, alto, soprano

Mel Davis (track 13) / piano 


“Tis Sad” - complete version recorded by Tasos Stamou.

Mastered by Dave Hunt. 

Avaliable as a 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC


1. Shook Up - Cafe Oto excerpt 2016
2. Alto Delay
3. Dirty Blood - Voice
4. Dirty Blood Riff
5. Soprano - piano Echo
6. Dark
7. Alto - “Puffy”
8. Tis Sad - Long version LIO Cafe Oto 2012
9. Unhappy
10. Alto from CD1
11. Flood Gates
12. Piano segue
13. Mel Davis Theme People Band Cafe Oto 2013
14. Tears - voices
15. Bell
16. Formidable - excerpt LIO Conway Hall 2002

Terry Day

Terry Day is a first generation pioneer improviser from the 1960s: an improviser, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, songwriter, visual artist and poet.

A self-taught musician in a family of musicians, he began improvising on the drums with his brother in 1955. In the early ‘60s he formed the Hardy Holman Day trio, focusing on free improvisation. Later he became part of the band Kilburn & the Highroads, with Ian Dury. Sharing their interest in visual art and painting they both studied at Walthamstow School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art, London. As an art student in the ‘60s he was also a pioneer of free improvisation, free jazz & experimental music.

He formed a duo with guitarist Derek Bailey in the late ´60s and was a regular member of The Continuous Music Ensemble,The People Band and, later on, Alterations with David Toop, Steve Beresford & Peter Cusack.

Terry has collaborated with many musical luminaries, groups, dancers, painters, poets and performed in theatre. He now plays bamboo reed flutes, drums, recorders, balloons & improvises with his lyrics, prose and verse. Since 2000 he has been part of London Improvisers Orchestra. In recent years he has toured twice in both Japan and Brazil, and has performed with improvising orchestras in Malaga, Tokyo and Madrid.