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.
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Catalog ID: FMR 362-0913
Squidco Product Code: 18468
Country: Great Britain
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
Norman Willmore-alto saxophone
Peter Keay-electric bass
Jill Slee Blackadder-voice
Hayden Hook-double bass
Steve Chitty-soprano saxophone
Armin Sturm-double bass
Dave Hamilton-electric violin
Graeme Wilson-baritone saxophone
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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
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
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"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