"English composer and musician Fred Frith is most known for his improvisational and guitar skills. He is a founding member of English avant-rock group Henry Cow, and has collaborated with prominent musicians such as Brian Eno, Lars Holl...
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Catalog ID: Intakt 267
Squidco Product Code: 24114
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Recorded at Sharkbite Studios, in Oakland, California, in January, 2016, by Scott Evans.
Fred Frith-electric guitar, voice
Jason Hoopes-electric bass, double bass
Jordan Glenn-drums, percussion
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1. The Origin Of Marvels 1:30
2. Dance Of Delusion 3:08
3. Poor Folly 3:27
4. La Tempesta 2:30
5. Glimmers Of Goodbyes 3:26
6. Yard With Lunatics 11:31
7. Only Light And Shadow 6:02
8. The Sleep Of Reason 2:19
9. Straw Men 3:40
10. The Deserted Garden 1:25
11. Schlechtes Gewissen 4:28
12. Phantoms Of Progress 3:44
13. The Ride Home 1:46
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"English composer and musician Fred Frith is most known for his improvisational and guitar skills. He is a founding member of English avant-rock group Henry Cow, and has collaborated with prominent musicians such as Brian Eno, Lars Hollmer, Jad Fair, and Bob Ostertag. This release takes Frith back to his roots with the classic lineup of guitar, bass, and drums. This intimate, improvisatory interplay provides a truly extraordinary listening experience. About the inspiration for this trio, Firth writes: "When I proposed this trio I had nothing in mind beyond getting together with a couple of formidable musicians...On tour with the trio [our early inspirations] all started clamoring for attention...".-Intakt
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"Though the point of reference for many remains the iconic band Henry Cow, which he co-founded in 1968 and which broke up more than 30 years ago, Fred Frith has never really stood still for an instant.
In bands such as Art Bears, Massacre, Skeleton Crew, Keep the Dog, Tense Serenity, the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Eye to Ear, and most recently Cosa Brava, he has always held true to his roots in rock and folk music, while exploring influences that range from the literary works of Eduardo Galeano to the art installations of Cornelia Parker.
The release of the seminal Guitar Solos in 1974 enabled him to simultaneously carve out a place for himself in the international improvised music scene, not only as an acclaimed solo performer but in the company of artists as diverse as Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Evelyn Glennie, Ikue Mori, Louis Sclavis, Stevie Wishart, Wu Fei, Camel Zekri, John Zorn, and scores of others.
He has also developed a personal compositional language in works written for Arditti Quartet, Asko Ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Concerto Köln, and ROVA Sax Quartet, for example. Fred has been active as a composer for dance since the early 1980s, working with choreographers Bebe Miller, François Verret, and especially long-time collaborator and friend Amanda Miller, with whom he has created a compelling body of work over the last twenty years.
His film soundtracks (for award-winning films like Thomas Riedelsheimer's Rivers and Tides and Touch the Sound, Peter Mettler's Gambling, Gods, and LSD, and Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's Thirst, to name a few) won him a lifetime achievement award from Prague's "Music on Film, Film on Music" Festival (MOFFOM) in 2007. The following year he received Italy's Demetrio Stratos Prize (previously given to Diamanda Galas and Meredith Monk) for his life's work in experimental music, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield in his home county of Yorkshire.
Fred currently teaches in the Music Department at Mills College in Oakland, California (renowned for over fifty years as the epicenter of the American experimental tradition), and in the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland."-Fred Frith Website (http://www.fredfrith.com/biography.html)
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"Jason Hoopes is a bassist and educator. His work as bassist includes numerous bay area groups including but not limited to...Jack O' The Clock, Fred Frith Trio, OrkestRova, Scott Amendola / Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista, Perfect Loss, Eat The Sun, Dominique Leone, The Atomic Bomb Audition, Satya Sena, powerdove, Host Family."-Bay Improviser (http://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/320/jason-hoopes)
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"Jordan Glenn is a drummer, percussionist, composer, band leader, conductor, video maker, and general craftsman who lives in Oakland, California.
Jordan Glenn spent his formative years in Oregon drawing cartoons, taking dance classes from his aunt, and putting on plays with his sisters. As he got older he began making movies with his friends and studying jazz, classical, and rock music. In 2003 Glenn received a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon.
In 2006 he relocated to the Bay Area, received a masters degree from Mills College and since has worked closely with Fred Frith (FF Trio and Gravity Band), William Winant, Zeena Parkins (The Adorables), Roscoe Mitchell, ROVA Sax Quartet, Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, John Schott, Dominique Leone, Aaron Novik, Darren Johnston, Aram Shelton, Cory Wright, Lisa Mezzacappa, Karl Evangelista, Michael Coleman, Matthew Welch, Rhys Chatham and the bands Jack O' The Clock, Arts & Sciences, Young Nudist, 20 Minute Loop, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, and the Oakland Active Orchestra. He also leads and conducts the project Mindless Thing, a collaboration with poet/free-jazzer/sage Jim Ryan, as well as the long standing trio Wiener Kids and the ten piece expansion, The Wiener Kids Family Band."-Jordan Glenn Website (http://jordanglennmusic.com/)
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