Emanem 4203 The hearing continues...

London Improvisers Orchestra

Harry Beckett, trumpet; Ian Smith trumpet, flugelhorn; Robert Jarvis, tenor trombone, double bass; Alan Tomlinson, bass trombone; Neil Metcalfe flute; Terry Day bamboo pipes; Alex Ward clarinet; John Rangecroft, clarinet; Jacques Foschia, E flat and bass clarinets; Harrison Smith bass clarinet; Hans Koch, bass and contrabass clarinets; Tom Chant soprano saxophone; John Butcher soprano & tenor saxophones; Evan Parker soprano & tenor saxophones; Caroline Kraabel alto saxophone; Adrian Northover alto saxophone; Gary Todd, tenor saxoophone; Nigel Coombes violin; Philipp Wachsmann violin; Charlotte Hug, viola; Marcio Mattos, cello; Dave Tucker, cello, banjo; Mark Wastell, cello; John Edwards double bass; Simon H Fell double bass; David Leahy, double bass, tenor trombone; Rhodri Davies harp; John Bisset guitar; Steve Beresford piano; Veryan Weston, piano; Tony Marsh, percussion; Louis Moholo, percusion; Steve Noble percussion; Mark Sanders percussion; Adam Bohman objects; Knut Aufermann, electonics; Pat Thomas, electronics, piano; Orphy Robinson, marimba (track B3 only).

    Disc A:
  1. Proceeding 3 (13.38); improvisation
  2. Concerto for soft-loud key-box (14.45); conceived by and featuring Veryan Weston; conducted by Steve Beresford
  3. Morton's mobile (09.42); conceived and conducted by Simon H. Fell
  4. Fire - in the air (09.41); conceived and conducted by Philipp Wachsmann
  5. Dingos creep (09.21); saxophone sextet improvisation
  6. How can you delude yourself? (05.31); conceived and conducted by Alex Ward
  7. Drop the handkerchief (09.12); conceived and conducted by Caroline Kraabel
    Disc B:
  1. Proceeding 4 (17.42); improvisation
  2. Red Rose theme (10.07); conducted by Dave Tucker
  3. Orphy: us (08.17); conceived and conducted by Evan Parker
  4. Birthday piece (12.47); conceived and conducted by Knut Aufermann
  5. Music for pianos, percussion & harp (11.31); quartet and octet improvisations
  6. Pulse piece (07.24); conceived and conducted by Pat Thomas
  7. Prior to freedom (06.31); conceived and conducted by David Leahy
Recorded on 4 September 2000 at Gateway Studios, London; Orphy Robinson on track B3 recorded on 2 February 2001.

Front cover drawing (reproduced above) by Yadley Day.

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