A quick look back at the Living Standards gig at Fringe In The Round, Bristol, with a chance to watch live videos of five tunes, recorded by Nigel Bryant.
‘Living Standards’ play Fringe In The Round, Bristol, on Tuesday 4 July, debuting a mix of standards and originals at the well-loved and intimate space. Also on the bill: quartet ‘Twospeak’ who offer an energetic mix of jazz, rock and electronics.
Released on Empty Birdcage Records – CD with Kay Grant (voice) and Daniel Thompson (guitar). “Frequently gripping,” writes Daniel Spicer in The Wire magazine, “especially when they unexpectedly arrive in moments of genuine simultanaeity.”
Contribution to the online playlist of artists taking part in The Wire’s 40th anniversary celebrations: duo with pianist Manuela Keller recorded live in Zürich. Plus post-performance notes on performing in Scratch Orchestra tribute @ The Cube.
Preview track from soon-to-be-released improvised lockdown album ‘Escape Routes’ with Chris Dammers on keyboards, percussion and voice. It aired on The Wire’s ‘Adventures in Sound and Music’ broadcast 1st April on ResonanceFM.
2-Minute tribute submitted for the Mopomoso TV ‘Celebration of John Russell’s Life in Music’. John was a generous, funny, creative soul whose life was fully committed to sharing free improvised music and inspiring others to do the same.
Video of a live Zoom improvisation with Martin Vishnick on guitar. Using the original Zoom video as the source, the visual space is reduced to 4 quadrants, each a series of 200 parallel vertical strips which are, in effect, Martin left and Kay right, in their respective environments.