Adam Fairhall: grand piano, prepared Hohner Pianet T, prepared toy piano, indian harmonium
Christophe de Bezenac: tenor saxophone, Anton Hunter: electric guitar, Johnny Hunter: drums, Dave Kane: double bass, Corey Mwamba: vibraphone, glockenspiel, dulcimer, wooden flute
‘The Spirit Farm’ features some of the most talked-about improvisers on the current UK scene. They build on previous instrumental approaches in fascinating ways; the upside-down use of the bass bow, often heard in free improv, is used here to beat out a haunting riff like a 21st century diddley bow, and the post-cage piano preparations so common among free pianists is applied to a vintage electric piano.
Like Adam Fairhall’s first SLAM CD ‘The Imaginary Delta’, (SLAMCD 289) this new release is also a live recording, with all the risks and excitement that offers.
‘The Imaginary Delta’ "An album of outstanding scope and vision. co-Pick of the Week". emusic.com. "Inventive music that echoes the spirit of Charles Mingus". The Bird is the Worm 2012 Album of the Year.
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