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Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Hot & Cold Heroes (Emanem)

The longest lasting and most controversial edition of the SME was that featuring John Stevens (percussion, cornet, voice) with two vastly under-rated acoustic musicians: Nigel Coombes (violin) & Roger Smith (guitar); plus 3 concerts from 1980 and 1991.

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product information:

UPC: 5030243400829

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 4008
Squidco Product Code: 18395

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1996
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel tray, not sealed.
Recorded in London in 1980 and in 1991.


John Stevens-percussion, cornet, mini-trumpet, voice

Nigel Coombes-violin

Roger Smith-guitar

Neil Metcalfe-flute

John Rangecroft-clarinet

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track listing:

1. Boileau Road 27:58

2. That's It 20:00

3. Late Night Extra 2:14

4. Five To One 14:21

5. One For Terry Day 11:57
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Improvised Music
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London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
EMANEM & psi
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"The longest lasting and most controversial edition of the SME was that featuring John Stevens (percussion, cornet, voice) with two vastly under-rated acoustic musicians: Nigel Coombes (violin) & Roger Smith (guitar). This selection has an extended home performance from 1980, and three concerts from 1991, one of which has Neil Metcalfe (flute) and John Rangecroft (clarinet) added to the trio. 76 minutes - previously unissued."-Emanem

Artist Biographies:

Neil Metcalfe is a UK flutist who has been a member of groups Evan Parker Octet, Garage, London Improvisers Orchestra, Paul Rogers Freedom Orchestra, The Dedication Orchestra, The Intuitive Art Ensemble, The Runcible Quintet, Transatlantic Art Ensemble, Trio F O, and Unlaunched Orchestra.

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