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Jackson, Tom / Benedict Taylor / Daniel Thompson : Hunt At The Brook (FMR)

Clarinetist Tom Jackson with two string playesr--violist Benedict Taylor and guitarist Daniel Thompson--in empathic improvisation where their individual voices permit a wide range of approaches in interactive improvisation, from fragile contemplation to active interaction.

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UPC: 0617629603828

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMRCD389
Squidco Product Code: 20786

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded February 2014 in Stamford Brook, West London by Dave Hunt.


Tom Jackson-clarinet

Daniel Thompson-guitar

Benedict Taylor-viola

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track listing:

1. Overgrown Paths 10:35

2. Felled Oak 7:31

3. Burning Ferns 7:58

4. Dry Lake 8:01

5. Decaying Brickwork 15:20

6. Memories Of Routes 5:39
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"All three of these musicians are earning a reputation as wonderful improvisers. The lineup of clarinets with Guitar and Viola is a truly beautiful combination of subtle and moving sounds that mesh into mesmerizing editions of truly creative contemporary music Its different, almost like a classical ensemble, the talent creativity and integrity of these musicians shines."-FMR

Artist Biographies:

"Tom Jackson is a clarinettist and saxophonist active in London and Europe, largely dedicated to the fields of contemporary classical music and free improvisation. He maintains an extensive and eclectic performance schedule and has performed throughout Europe, Australia and Hong Kong.

Tom has performed as principal clarinet with many orchestras including New London Sinfonia and British Sinfonietta and National Chamber Orchestra of Wales. He has worked with various contemporary chamber groups such as Apartment House, Lontano, Plus-Minus and Cardiff New Music Collective, which he co-founded. He is an active session musician, playing for albums and live shows. He has recently completed a PhD at Canterbury Christ Church University entitled "A practice-based investigation of the clarinet through free improvisation".

Tom is vastly experienced in teaching all ages and is regularly consulted on the publication of pedagogical material. He is currently preparing four books of etudes for clarinet and saxophone for 360 Music. He is the recording artist for Schott's Romantic Clarinet and Klezmer Clarinet series."

-Tom Jackson Website (

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"Daniel was born in Norfolk, England and since 2005 currently resides in hackney, london, other than a couple of years playing violin as a child, his musical studies didn't seriously begin until his late teens.

Largely self-taught, after moving to London in 2005 Daniel embarked upon a life changing period. He studied with the guitarist John Russell for two years, "which provided me with one of the richest and most rewarding musical experiences of my life" and Daniel also spent many evenings listening to the trio of John Edwards, Tony Marsh and Evan Parker at The Vortex in East London who "collectively confirmed my musical direction".

Daniel is A part of the fertile London improvising music scene and has also played at many other venues across the UK and Europe. As well as being a musician Daniel has been organising concerts since 2007 and ORGANISED the monthly 'Foley Street improvised music concert series' in london BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016. Daniel is currently in the process of organising a new CONCERT series which will start in 2017.

As well as performing solo and with other musicians in many ad-hoc improvising situations Daniel also performs in long-term collaborations or "working groups".

Recent collaborations (both ad-hoc and long-term) have seen Daniel performing and or recording with Neil Metcalfe, Steve Noble, Evan Parker, Caroline Kraabel,Tom Jackson, Hannah Marshall, Adam Bohman, Alex Ward, Kay Grant, Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Benedict Taylor, Lauri Hyvärinen, Roland Ramanan, Simon Rose, Adrian Northover, Marcello Magliocchi, Javier Carmona, anton mobin, Guillaume Viltard and The London Improvisers Orchestra amongst many others.

Daniel's recordings can be found on the labels Leo Records, Creative Sources, FMR AND Confront Recordings amongst others."

-Daniel Thompson Website (

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"Benedict Taylor is an award winning composer & solo violist specialising in contemporary music and improvisation. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music & Goldsmiths College, and is a leading figure within the area of contemporary composition & string performance, at the forefront of the British & European new and improvised music scene.

He composes, performs & records internationally, in many leading venues and festivals including: Royal Court Theatre, Rambert Dance Company, BBC Arts Online, Berlinale, Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cantiere D'Arte di Montepulciano, Edinburgh Festival, CRAM Festival, Cafe Oto, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott's, ICA, BBC Radio 3 & 2, Radio Libertaire Paris, Resonance FM London.

Through his work he is involved with a number of higher education institutions, giving composition, improvisation & performance lectures at the Royal College of Music, City University and Goldsmiths College amongst others. He is the founder and artistic director of CRAM, a music collective and independent record label dedicated to new music."

-Benedict Taylor Blogspot (

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