Emanem 5209 Search & reflect

Spontaneous Music Orchestra

CD A: Spontaneous Music Orchestra directed by John Stevens.

CD B1: Spontaneous Music Ensemble: John Stevens, percussion, cornet; Ian Brighton, electric guitar; Roger Smith, acoustic guitar; Nigel Coombes, violin; Robert Carter, violin; Stephen Luscomb, violin; Lindsay Cooper, cello; Jane Robertson, cello; Colin Wood, cello; Marcio Mattos, bass; Angus Fraser, bass; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Trevor Watts, soprano saxophone; Bob Turner, soprano saxophone; Robert Calvert, sopranino saxophone; Dave Decobain, alto saxophone; Herman Hauge, alto saxophone; Ye Min, alto saxophone; Martin Mayes, french horn; Peter Drew, piano; Chris Turner, harmonica.

CD B2-3: Spontaneous Music Orchestra: John Stevens, cornet, percussion, voice; Nigel Coombes, violin; Roger Smith, guitar; Maggie Nicols, voice; Jon Corbett, trumpet; Alan Tomlinson, trombone; Paul Rutherford, euphonium, trombone; Lol Coxhill, soprano saxophone; Trevor Watts, soprano saxophone; Howard Riley, piano (track 3).

    CD A
  1. In relationship to silence (20.27)
  2. Sustained piece (instrumental) (08.59)
  3. Sustained piece (vocal) (05.47)
  4. One-two (10.42)
  5. Mouthpiece (24.03)
    CD B
  1. Plus equals: search & reflect (05.42); sustained plus (23.11); free improvisation (11.32) (40.40)
  2. Triangle (23.57)
  3. A fragment of 'Static' (05.31)
Track A1 recorded at the Little Theatre Club on 28 September 1973; tracks A2, A3 recorded at the Almost Free Theatre on 1 May 1973; track A4 recorded at the ICA Theatre on 1 July 1973; track A5 recorded at Ealing Technical College on 23 November 1973.

Track B1 recorded live at St John's Smith Square, London, on 25 January 1975; tracks B2-3 recorded in Notre Dame Hall, London on 8 May 1981.

CD A previously released as Emanem 4039; track B1 previously released on Emanem 4062; tracks B2/3 previously released on Emanem 4150.

Front cover (reproduced above) based on original covers by John Stevens, Geoff Rigden and Margaret Richards; photograph at top by Jak Kilby.

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