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Runcible Quintet, The: Four (FMR)

London-based free improvisers and members of the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO), this ensemble consists of soprano saxophonist Adrian Northover, flautist Neil Metcalfe, acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson, double bassist John Edwards and Italian-born drummer Marcello Magliocci, in their second album on the FMR label, a spectacular live performance at I'klectik in 2017.
 

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UPC: 748079797062

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: 489-0618
Squidco Product Code: 26444

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at IKLECTIC, in London, England, on October 24th, 2017, and March 22nd, 2018, by Saint Austral Sound.


Personnel:

John Edwards-double bass

Daniel Thompson-acoustic guitar

Marcello Magliocchi-drums

Neil Metcalfe-flute

Adrian Northover-soprano saxophone

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"After taking up the bass, around 1987, John Edwards co-formed The Pointy Birds who went on to win awards for their music for The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs dance troupes. The group appeared at festivals in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moers, Leverkusen, Copenhagen. Around 1990, Edwards played his first gigs with London improvisers such as Roger Turner, Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton.

Between 1990 and 1995 Edwards was a member of three touring groups simultaneously: B-Shops For The Poor, The Honkies and GOD. During this period he also became an increasingly regular player on the London improvised music scene and performed his first solo gigs; he composed and performed music theatre with the bass and cello duo The Great Explorers, street-busked a lot and appeared at many more festivals in Germany, Estonia, France, Italy, Czech, etc.

Since 1995 John Edwards has become a "mainstay" of the London scene, playing with just about everybody, an activity that has seen him clocking up between 150 and 200 gigs a year. He has become regular player with Evan Parker, in many groupings, and with Tony Bevan, Veryan Weston, and Elton Dean, often in collaboration with Mark Sanders on percussion. He has become a more frequent player on the European (and festival) scene, appearing at Taktlos, Ulrichsburg, Nickelsdorf, Budapest, New Zealand and in the USA. He continues to work on solo performances."

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/medwards.html)
3/22/2023

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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. http://foleystreet.wordpress.com/ 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 (http://www.danielthompsonguitar.com/about.html)
3/22/2023

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"Marcello Magliocchi, drums / percussions / instant compositions_

Musical explorer, has performed and recorded in many different languages ​​such as jazz, the instant composition, live music for silent movies, and more, interacting with the worlds of dance, theater.Timbre research takes the form of sound with musicians from the world by participating or organizing different ensembles of improvisers, video materials, electronics.Since 1974 he has worked in several projects (conception and artistic direction of musical events, concerts, recordings, jam sessions, etc.) involving the most significant musicians of jazz and italian artists and improvisers in the world scene as: Mal Waldron, Peter Kowald, Jim Dvorak, Steve Potts, Joelle Leandre, John Tchicai, Beniat Achiary, Carlos Zingaro, Evan Parker, Michel Godard, Tom Varner, Harri Sjostrom, Sakis Papadimitriou, Kent Carter, William Parker, John Edwards, Neil Metcalfe, Adrian Northover , Daniel Thompson, Maresuke Okamoto, JMVan Schouwburg, Marcio Mattos, London Improvisers Orchestra, Phil Gibbs, Tom Jackson, Tristan Honsinger, Harry Sijostrom, Lawrence Casserley, and other guests.

He has made numerous recordings for various labels such as:

TACTUS by ICTUS, CMC, ENJA, LEO rec., AMIRANI, YVP, SPLASC (h), SOUL NOTES, AFK, IMPROMUZAK, DAME / Ambiances Magnetique, SILTA,Setola di Maiale, ULTRAMARINE REC., AUDITION REC., Deepwhitesound, SOLAR IPSE, IMPROVISING BEINGS, WHITE NOISE GENERATOR, FMR, and more."

-Marcello Magliocchi Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/marcello.magliocchi)
3/22/2023

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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.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/316930-Neil-Metcalfe)
3/22/2023

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"ADRIAN NORTHOVER - saxophones, Played and recordings with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, The Custodians, Sabu Toyozumi, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and JJ Duerinckx ,duo CD’s with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. Current projects include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, Vladimir Miller’s Notes from Underground, ‘Hogcallin’ - a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus, and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea. This year (2016) has also seen collaborations with Neil Metcalfe(flute), Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), and Marcello Magliocchi (drums) and Daniel Thompson(guitar). Adrian is also involved with Indian music (Jazz Thali ) and works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino)."

-Adrian Norhover Website (http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/Marchtrio.html)
3/22/2023

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track listing:


1. One 25:51

2. Two 5:09

3. Three 15:36

4. Four 14:28
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London-based free improvisers and members of the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO), this ensemble consists of soprano saxophonist Adrian Northover, flautist Neil Metcalfe, acoustic guitarist Daniel Thompson, double bassist John Edwards and Italian-born drummer Marcello Magliocci, in their second album on the FMR label, a spectacular live performance at I'klectik in 2017. The material is taken from two separate concerts one in 2017 and one in 2018, each track is simply titled by ordinal numbers and presented in the sequence they were recorded. A really find example of energetic improvisation using profound technique and great momentum, with great dynamics for more introspective moments of fascinating harmonic and timbral structures. Magliocchi in particular keeps the players alert through abstract asides, which double bassist John Edwards picks up on to create an unusual support structure for the guitar and winds. A truly commanding example of collective improvisation.

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