Return to Emanem home page or complete numerical CD list
or go to index of musicians or complete discography


Other Improvisers on Emanem CDs


MIKE ADCOCK & CLIVE BELL "Sleep it off" (1999-2001) EMANEM 4077

12 succinct improvisations by Adcock on prepared piano, accordion, harmonica, Indian harmonium, Tunisian reed pipe, sansa, bird warbler & stones, and Bell on shakuhachi, Akha khene, Thai khene, pi saw, harmonica, stereo goathorns & bird call. 56 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



BADLAND "The Society of the Spectacle" (2003) EMANEM 4120

Badland is SIMON ROSE (alto saxophone), SIMON H FELL (double bass) and STEVE NOBLE (drum set) - a very fiery free improvisation trio that includes more than a hint of free jazz. They have been in existence for a decade (with some change of personnel), and this is their third and (perhaps) best CD. 67 minutes.

Out of stock



BARKINGSIDE (2006/7) EMANEM 4147

ALEX WARD (clarinet), ALEXANDER HAWKINS (piano), DOMINIC LASH (double bass), PAUL MAY (percussion). An improvising quartet comprising four excellent young improvising musicians based in London and Oxford, none of whom have ever been to the outer London suburb of Barkingside. Two complete performances from concerts at Cambridge University and the 2007 freedom of the city festival in London. 60 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



CLIVE BELL & SYLVIA HALLETT "The Geographers" (2004) EMANEM 4112

Following their 2004 freedom of the city festival performance (heard on EMANEM 4215), Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett went into the studio to record some more improvisations. Bell used Cretan pipes, harmonica, khene, pi saw, shakuhaci, stereo goathorns and a whirling bat drum, while Hallett used anklung, bicycle wheel, electronics, mbira, sarangi, saw, viola, violin and voice. Between them they created a very exotic sound world. 65 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



JOHN EDWARDS & MARK SANDERS "Nisus Duets" (2002) EMANEM 4094

Edwards & Sanders have worked together since 1990 in various groups such as those led by Veryan Weston, Evan Parker, Tony Bevan, Alan Wilkinson, Peter Brötzmann and Frode Gjerstad. In the process, they have become one of the most formidable and flexible bass & percussion teams around. This is their first duo record.
54 minutes.

Price GBP 10.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



MARKUS EICHENBERGER "Domino Concept for Orchestra" (2001) EMANEM 4084

Eichenberger directs the musicians to change what they are doing, but not what to. The result is an hour-long performance with many changes, and surprises. MARIANNE SCHUPPE & DOROTHEA SCHÜRCH (voices), CARLOS BAUMANN (trumpet), PAUL HUBWEBER (trombone), CARL LUDWIG HÜBSCH (tuba), MARKUS EICHENBERGER (clarinets), DIRK MARWEDEL (extended saxophones), HELMUT BIELER-WENDT (violin), CHARLOTTE HUG (viola), PETER K FREY & DANIEL STUDER (double basses), FRANK RÜHL (electric guitar) & IVANO TORRE (percussion). 59 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



FREE BASE "The Ins and Outs" (2003) EMANEM 4116

Free Base is ALAN WILKINSON (alto & baritone saxophones), MARCIO MATTOS (double bass & electronics) and STEVE NOBLE (drum set) - a very varied trio that includes both very fiery climaxes and becalmed moments. Although they have been in existence for a decade, this is their first appearance on record, apart from their highly praised contribution to the 2003 freedom of the city festival (heard on EMANEM 4212). 72 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



THE GATHERING "For John Stevens" (2002) EMANEM 4091

The Gathering is an informal improvising session that has met in London once a week since 1991. For the 2002 Freedom of the City festival, MAGGIE NICOLS assembled some of the past and present participants. This studio recording from two months later features a similar group of 25 musicians performing two extended improvisations that are typical of the weekly sessions, with their distinctive mixture of voices and instruments. Also included is a three-part tribute to John Stevens featuring interpretations of his pieces, with poetry superimposed.
78 minutes.

Out of stock



KAY GRANT & ALEX WARD "Fast Talk" (2008/11) EMANEM 5021

Kay Grant (voice) started in the downtown New York scene but crossed the Atlantic, while clarinettist Alex Ward started playing with Derek Bailey. Both have now been vital members of the London improvising scene for many years, as these duo improvisations - recorded at four recent gigs and one studio session - attest. Both bring their individual experience in multiple musical styles, and their evolution together is evident in the scope of the playing. (Three of the ten pieces also involve live electronic vocal processing.) 52 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00



GROSSE ABFAHRT "Everything that Disappears" (2007) EMANEM 4146

TOM DJLL (trumpet, pocket cornet & preparations), MATT INGALLS (Bb clarinet, bass clarinet), FRÉDÈRIC BLONDY (piano), JOHN SHIURBA (electric guitar), GEORGE CREMASCHI (double bass & electronics), LÊ QUAN NINH (surrounded bass drum), JOHN BISCHOFF (electronics), TIM PERKIS (electronics), GINO ROBAIR (energised surfaces & voltage made audible). Tom Djll put this electro-acoustic improvising nonet together when Frédèric Blondy and Lê Quan Ninh were visiting the San Francisco area, resulting in some extended performances that are more about the group than the individuals. 74 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



GROSSE ABFAHRT "Vanity" (2008) EMANEM 5007

TOM DJLL (trumpet, preparations & electronics), MATT INGALLS (clarinet, bass clarinet),
MATTHIEU WERCHOWSKI (viola, violin), THERESA WONG (cello), DAVID CHIESA (double bass)
JOHN SHIURBA (electric guitar), GTIM PERKIS (electronics), GINO ROBAIR (energised surfaces & voltage made audible).
Tom Djll put this electro-acoustic improvising octet together when Matthieu Werchowski and David Chiesa were visiting the San Francisco area, resulting in some performances that are more about the group than the individuals. A duet by the two visitors is also included. 60 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00



SYLVIA HALLETT "White Fog" (1998-2001) EMANEM 4057

Three aspects of this remarkable musician's work: Wheelsongs is a 36 minute cycle featuring four original songs appearing within an improvised setting created solely with bowed bicycle wheel and digital delays. There is also a violin and voice improvisation (without any electronics), and a tape collage soundtrack made for a dance film. 64 minutes.

Out of stock

CD-quality download available from Subradar



PAUL HUBWEBER & PHILIP ZOUBEK "Archiduc Concert : Dansaert Variations" (2007) EMANEM 5011

The whole of a duo concert on trombone and prepared piano, recorded at L'Archiduc in Brussels - a bar whose art deco interior is featured on the cover. This is the second CD by this duo following on from the highly acclaimed NOBODY'S MATTER BUT OUR OWN on NurNichtNur. Both musicians are now amongst the freshest exponents of their respective instruments, and they interact with each other superbly. 60 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00



MICHAEL KEITH / JOHN OSWALD / ROGER TURNER "Number Nine" (2005) EMANEM 4129

Two Toronto musicians and a visitor from London formed this trio that has worked on both sides of the Atlantic. Group improvisations on acoustic guitar, alto saxophone and percussion that cover the whole gamut from dense high-energy to sparse interactions. 51 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



OKKYUNG LEE / PETER EVANS / STEVE BERESFORD "Check for Monsters" (2008) EMANEM 5002

Cellist Lee organised this trio with Evans on trumpets and Beresford on piano for a mini-tour. This CD contains music from two of their four concerts - in New York City and Philadelphia. Although they had not played together before as a trio, they manage to sound like a long-standing improvising group, with much togetherness and listening to each other - finding numerous ways to complement each other. The music is often very dense or fast, but they do frequently come back down to earth. Anyone who either likes or dislikes any of the participants is bound to enjoy this music which showcases both the individuals and the group. 58 minutes.

Price GBP 10.00

CD-quality download available from Subradar



LINES "in Australia" (2000) EMANEM 4075

MARTIN BLUME (percussion), JIM DENLEY (flutes & alto saxophone), AXEL DÖRNER (trumpet), MARCIO MATTOS (cello & electronics), PHILIPP WACHSMANN (violin & electronics). Their second CD finds this excellent quintet absorbing some of the differences of the other side of the world. 56 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



PAUL LOVENS / PAUL HUBWEBER / JOHN EDWARDS "PaPaJo" (2002) EMANEM 4076

Recorded in Bremen, this is the whole of the sixth concert of a six day, six concert tour. A very egalitarian example of trio improvising by Hubweber on trombone, Edwards on double bass, and Lovens on percussion & saw. 74 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



MAGGIE NICOLS / CAROLINE KRAABEL / CHARLOTTE HUG "Transitions" (2001) EMANEM 4068

A month after their amazing performance at the Freedom of the City Festival, this improvising trio returned to the Conway Hall to record some further distinctive music. Three strong individuals - Nicols (voice), Kraabel (alto saxophone & voice) and Hug (viola) - combine to make an exceptional trio. 56 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



ROLAND RAMANAN "Shaken" (2001-2) EMANEM 4081

Trumpeter Ramanan (who doubles on wooden flutes) has been quietly enriching the London scene for some 15 years now. For the first CD under his leadership, he presents his imaginative current quartet which spans the ground between Free Improvisation and Free Jazz. With MARCIO MATTOS (cello & electronics), SIMON H FELL (double bass) and MARK SANDERS (percussion). 72 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



ROLAND RAMANAN "Caesura" (2003) EMANEM 4123

This second CD is looser and veers more towards Free Improvisation than the first SHAKEN. Once again, trumpeter Ramanan (who doubles on wooden flutes) is with MARCIO MATTOS (cello & electronics), SIMON H FELL (double bass) and MARK SANDERS (percussion). One of the eight tracks is a bass solo, and another a string duet. 62 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



OLAF RUPP / TONY BUCK / JOE WILLIAMSON "Weird Weapons" (2002) EMANEM 4119

Three musicians, from three different continents and three different backgrounds, happened to be living in Berlin a few years ago, and managed to make superb music together. Two extended dense improvisations by Rupp (guitar), Williamson (double bass) and Buck (percussion) without any amplification or electronics. 'I think the three of us in the trio try to achieve a kind of stillness through density and a certain degree of activity. Like the many complex colours and shadings in a pointillist painting that combine to form an impressionistic image, our playing is often very active and busy, while, in totality, creating a slowly shifting, almost three dimensional texture or soundscape.' Tony Buck. 58 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE

CD-quality download available from Subradar



IAN SMITH "Daybreak " (2000) EMANEM 4059

For his second CD as leader, IAN SMITH has put together a group with a most unusual instrumentation. There is the brass trio of himself on flügelhorn and trumpet, GAIL BRAND on trombone, and OREN MARSHALL on tuba - three younger improvisers who have already made quite an impression on the scene. Also present are DEREK BAILEY on amplified guitar, and VERYAN WESTON exclusively on chamber organ. Some of the 14 improvisations are by the quintet, however most feature sub-groupings. A different take on the London improvising scene. 70 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE

CD-quality download available from Subradar



LARRY STABBINS "Monadic" (2002) EMANEM 4093

A sequence of improvised soprano & tenor saxophone solos featuring a unique fusion of high energy, austerity and sublime melody. This is Stabbins' first solo album even though he first played solos in public more than 30 years ago.
75 minutes.

Special price GBP 7.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



ALAN TOMLINSON / STEVE BERESFORD / ROGER TURNER "Trap Street" (2002) EMANEM 4092

A studio session of trio improvisations, featuring a rare opportunity to hear trombonist Tomlinson with Beresford using electronics & toys and Turner on percussion. The music ranges from 'the quiet and subtle' to a section that 'sounds like the Sabre Dance remixed by Xenakis'.
63 minutes.

Price GBP 10.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE



TONY WREN / LARRY STABBINS / HOWARD RILEY / MARK SANDERS "Four in the Afternoon" (2001) EMANEM 4067

A fine improvising quartet convened by the exceptional bass player Tony Wren, with the austere saxophonist Larry Stabbins appearing on record after a gap of too many years, pianist Howard Riley proving that he is still a master of free group playing, and drummer Mark Sanders showing why he is so much in demand. 75 minutes.

Out of stock



Return to Emanem home page or complete CD list
or go to index of musicians or complete discography