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Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Noël Akchoté - My Chelsea (CD)
Album recorded in London by Toby Robinson (Stockhausen's student and who recorded a lot Derek Bailey) at Moat Studio. Total improvisation (voice, soprano saxophone and electric guitar), non-idiomatic. With a preference for short pieces rather than long tracks.
Phil Minton (born 1940) is a British avant-garde jazz/free-improvising vocalist and trumpeter. He played trumpet and sang with the Mike Westbrook Band in the early 1960s, then in dance and rock bands in Europe for the later part of the decade. He returned to England in 1971, rejoining Westbrook and was involved in many of his projects until the mid 1980s. Phil Minton has been working as a improvising singer in groups, orchestras and situations, in various locations worldwide. Some composers have written pieces that especially employ his extended vocal techniques and improvisations. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher and ongoing duos with all the above. Phil Minton also sings with many other musicians including Audrey Chen, with whom he has performed worldwide. Since the eighties, his Feral Choir, where he voice-conducts workshops and concerts for anyone who wants to sing, has performed in over twenty countries. Phil Minton has on going Duos with Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Guylaine Cosseron, Hugh Medcalfe and Szilard Mezei
Lol Coxhill (1932-2012) was an English saxophonist specializing in free improvisation. He collaborated with many musicians (Kevin Ayers, Steven Miller, Mike Oldfield, Morgan Fisher, Chris McGregor, Evan Parker, Tony Coe, The Dedication Orchestra, Hugh Metcalfe, Derek Bailey, Noël Akchoté, Pat Thomas, Michel Doneda, Jac Berrocal...), several rock bands (The Damned, Henry Cow, Hatfield And The North...), as well as with other artists coming from theater or performance.
Iconoclastic guitarist at the avant-garde of jazz, Noël Akchoté (born 1968 in Paris) is a major figure in the experimental and improvised music scene. Exploring since the 1990s the experimental frontiers of jazz, using the guitar in all its forms (acoustic, electric, without strings and for all kinds of music), founder of the Astrolab with Thierry Madiot, of the group The Recyclers with Benoît Delbecq, of the label Rectangle with Quentin Rollet, he has played and recorded with Tal Farlow, Barney Wilen, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine, John Abercrombie, Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne, George Lewis, David Grubbs, Luc Ferrari, David Sylvian, Steven Bernstein, Brad Jones, Joey Baron, Blixa Bargeld, Otomo Yoshihide, Linda Sharrock, Tom Cora, Christian Fennesz, Philip Catherine, Eugene Chadbourne, Daunik Lazro...
Artwork: Kerozen.
published in 1997
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