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Wharf & Fell present one of their earlier collage extravaganzas, containing some rather intriguing moments.....

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released November 1, 1990

Charles Wharf: soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Simon H. Fell: keyboards, double bass

1990 (51 mins.)
© Bruce's Fingers 1990

full track listing:
01. Drei Rondos Uber Volksweisen [01:46]
02. Dribbles Of Ecstacy [03:21]
03. Barrenness Of The Imaginative Faculty In The Production Of Modern Art I [07:27]
04. Lonely Life [06:32]
05. The Cast Iron Steeple Of Rouen [06:36]
06. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid [04:20]
07. Odyssey Of A Proud (Black) Suitcase [06:34]
08. Barrenness Of The Imaginative Faculty In The Production Of Modern Art II [05:04]
09. Scissors, For Almost Any Purpose [05:49]
10. How About That Jazz Combo, Hank? [03:55]

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"Two Englishmen who deal in the eccentric side of improvisation that the British seem to do best . . . . . rippling soprano and tenor . . . . . unadulterated honking frenzies . . . . . a pipe organ recital from outer space . . . . . (Fell) jumping around the piano keys like Monk. This is interesting music." Jerome Wilson CADENCE

"Wow! M.M. is like a portmanteau version of Compilation II. This is what music should do, and more so. Loved it." BEN WATSON

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Charles Wharf / Simon H. Fell

Charles Wharf (reeds) and Simon H. Fell (basses) have been playing improvised (and composed) music together since round about 1981. Sometimes they play together more often, sometimes less so. They have often played in a trio with Paul Hession (drumset) and very occasionally this trio has become a quartet with a second saxophonist (e.g. Alan Wilkinson, Robert Kretchsmar).
[photo: Jo Fell]
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