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Unconvention improvisation fueled by the influence of contempary compositions from bassist Simon H. Fell, pianist Philip Thomas, and prepared pianist Chris Burn.

Burn / Thomas / Fell
The Middle Distance

Burn / Thomas / Fell: The Middle Distance (Another Timbre)
Label: Another Timbre    
Released in: UK    

"The Middle Distance - featuring Simon H Fell (bass), and pianists Chris Burn and Philip Thomas - draws on a bountiful reservoir of experimental histories. Thomas is known for his performances of Cage and 'complexity' composers like Michael Finnissy; in 1993 Burn issued a disc of piano music by pioneering American composer Henry Cowell, although his interest in composed means has been overshadowed by his reputation as an improvisor. Thomas, playing prepared piano, remains sonically distinst from Burn, but the music manages a noticeably unified soundworld. Fell leaves conventional bass rhetoric far behind as the musicians consciously match up their timbres; at 2'55" on track four, their extended techniques flow into a microtonal patois that trashes instrumental allegiance."-Philip Clark, The Wire

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Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
Free Improvisation
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Label: Another Timbre
Catalog ID: AT24
Squidco Product Code: 12711

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded by Simon Reynell at St. Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield, February 18, 2009


Chris Burn-piano

Philip Thomas-prepared piano

Simon H. Fell-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Looking Ahead, Seeing Nothing 12:31

2. Not with the fire in me now 13:25

3. All Moved 6:20

4. Never Knew Such Silence 7:40

5. Looking Back, Remebering Little 12:58

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