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The 1st release from this collective directed by Raymond MacDonald on sax and George Burt on drums (GIO), presenting work from workshop sessions and a complete set from the 2012 Glasgow Improvisers Festival, 6 unique and sometimes eccentric works, including a piece for Lol Coxhill.

Shetland Improvisers Orchestra
First Steps

Shetland Improvisers Orchestra: First Steps (FMR)

Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Shetland Improvisers Orchestra grew out of a series of workshop sessions where we worked with Raymond MacDonald and George Burt. This is the group's first CD and features some of the work that grew out of the workshops as well as pieces played at Shetland Jazz Festival and a complete set from Glasgow Improvisers Festival. There is also a tribute piece dedicated to Lol Coxhill recorded the day after he passed away. These are Shetland Improvisers' first steps."-FMR

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Product Information:

UPC: 0616932200526

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 362-0913
Squidco Product Code: 18468

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in 2011 and 2012 over a series of workshops.

Track 1: First Workshop Session, Town Hall, Lerwick, September 2011.

Tracks 2 to 4: Shetland Jazz Festival, Town Hall, Lerwick, June 2012.

Track 5: For Lol Session, Islesburgh Centre, Lerwick, September 2012.

Track 6: Glasgow Improvisers Festival 2012, Contemporary Arts Centre, Glasgow, December 2012.


Raymond MacDonald-alto saxophone

George Burt-guitar

Jeff Merrifield-trumpet

Max Tyler-trumpet

Norman Willmore-alto saxophone

David Marsh-percussion

Peter Keay-electric bass

Douglas Stephenson-drums

Drew Garrick-trumpet

Jill Slee Blackadder-voice

Hayden Hook-double bass

Steve Chitty-soprano saxophone

Elizabeth Garrick-percussion

Armin Sturm-double bass

Lewis Hall-piano

Dave Hamilton-electric violin

Clair Aldington-recorders

Graeme Wilson-baritone saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. First Recording 5:08

2. The Shetland Year 10:48

3. More Than a Sum of the Parts 7:13

4. River of Light 6:25

5. For Lol 8:26

6. The Glasgow Concert 33:12