• Streaming + Download

    Immediate download of 10-track album (51 mins.) in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. (N.B. the digital version has been directly transcribed from the original analogue master tapes.)

    You can preview the first 3 tracks of this album by using the player above (or clicking on the titles below). Please note that the previews that you can listen to on this page are 128k mp3s, so downloading the album will give you access to all tracks at a much higher quality level.

    Also, the download includes a pdf file of the original artwork for the 1990 cassette release (first to fourth editions).

      €5.50 EUR  or more


  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Original 1990 cassette release - limited stocks available
    [Shipping prices are for airmail/priority delivery]
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 100 

      €5.50 EUR or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 3 Charles Wharf / Simon H. Fell releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Pride And Prejudice, M.M., and Frankenstein. , and , .

      €11.81 EUR or more (25% OFF)




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


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]

---------- press quotes ----------

"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



all rights reserved


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]
... more

contact / help

Contact Charles Wharf / Simon H. Fell

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns