Emanem 4070 Improvisations are forever now (1977–9)


Barry Guy/Howard Riley/Philipp Wachsmann

Barry Guy, double bass, pedal-controlled amplification, electronics; Howard Riley, piano; Phil Wachsmann, violin, pedal-controlled amplification, electronics.

  1. Trio one (05.06)
  2. Trio two (05.15)
  3. Trio three (03.55)
  4. Trio four (06.19)
  5. Trio five (05.21)
  6. Trio six (03.41)
  7. Trio seven (05.46)
  8. Trio eight (05.58)
  9. Trio nine (04.16)
  10. Trio ten (15.26)
  11. Trio eleven (05.18)
Tracks 1-8 recorded at Riverside Studios, London on 20 December 1977; tracks 9-11 recorded same location on 24 January 1979.

'The music on this recording is the result of one afternoon spent in Riverside Studios, where the approach to playing was that of a live concert. After playing together in various combinations the three musicians decided it would be a stimulating situation to record in as spontaneous a way as possible.'

Front cover drawing (reproduced above) by Barry Guy.

Originally issued on LP in 1978 as Vinyl VS 113.


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