EVAN PARKER WITH BIRDS
Evan Parker with Birds: The celebrated saxophonist duets with Northern European birdsong. A tribute to the late Steve Lacy.
TRIO WITH INTERLUDES
Energetic fussing from trio of Evan Parker [tenor saxophone] Mark Sanders [drums] and John Coxon [Roland MKS 80] interspersed with double grand piano and percussion interludes by John Coxon and Ashley Wales. Inspired by the Sun Ra album Nuits de la Fondation Maeght.
Mark Sanders, Swallow Chase: First solo recording by one of the world's great improvisors. Recorded from the drummer's perspective, a beautiful virtuoso performance in 9 parts.
COXON/PREVOST/WALES ACOUSTIC TRIO
Acoustic trio with john coxon [acoustic guitars] ashley wales[found percussion etc.] and AMMs eddie prevost.a slowly evolving and spacious piece originating from reading eddie's book 'minute particulars'
JOHN TCHICAI WITH STRINGS
The great afro danish saxophonist who played with albert ayler, recorded with john coltrane, archie shepp and don cherry duets with orchestral strings and beautiful soundscapes. Recorded during a rare visit to london in 2005.
J SPACEMAN GUITAR LOOPS
The first solo recording by j spaceman of spacemen 3/spiritualized fame. A strange and lovely work
A long planned collaboration between John Coxon and Wadada Leo Smith finally comes to fruition with this odd, fresh sounding recording. Coxon on harmonica, electric guitar and 12 string acoustic with master trumpeter Smith in a duo with Gagaku and Blues undertows. Recorded by Zorn collaborator Jamie Saft in his Brooklyn studio.
Legendary Dutch drummer Han Bennink recorded this electric session with John Coxon [Electric Guitar] and Ashley Wales [Electronics] during his visit to the U.K. at their invitation last year. Loud, fierce and darkly mysterious, the velocity and extraordinary momentum of Bennink is forcefully counterpointed by Wales' imaginitive soundscapes and Coxon's irascible guitar.
ABBEY ROAD DUOS
Evan Parker appears again on the Treader imprint. This time in the company of U.S Free Jazz luminary Matthew Shipp. The Famous Abbey Road Studio 2 was the location for this meeting and the vivid sound does great justice to the first duo recording of these two giants of improvised music.
Spaceman and Shipp return to Treader with a collaboration first outed for Patti Smith's Meltdown festival. This is their studio corollary to that concert. Magic golden voice drone followed by celestial ecstacy.
Extraordinary clarinetist Alex Ward in his first solo recording. In the tradition of 'For Alto' and 'Monoceros': one musician and one instrument.
Exclusively tailored in places, planes, hotel rooms and at home. 15 bespoke songs and instrumentals by Alexis Taylor.
Treader arranged a concert at St Giles-in-the-Fields church in the West End of London on 15th February 2008. Ashley Wales recorded the event and this CD is the result. A peerless lineup with a dramatic reverberant sound.
ABBEY ROAD QUARTET
John Coxon's prepared compositions combined with Wadada's uncompromising musical philosophies were the springboard for these unique, complex group improvisations. The brilliance of Pat Thomas [electronics and piano] and Mark Sanders[drums] complete this quartet.
A new group for 2009 incorporating revered This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, Pat Thomas and John Coxon. Charles' relentlessly inventive drumming provides the solid centre for these four bold improvisations.
THE FOUNDER EFFECT I
THE FOUNDER EFFECT II
THE FOUNDER EFFECT III