A Barrel Organ Far from Home was recorded 21 years ago….still feel proud and fond of this funny music! Big thanks to Oliver Weindling /BabelLabel for having such unconditional faith back then, and also to mega playing from Steve Arguelles Dudley Phillips Mark Lockheart Steve Buckley #PeteWhyman Sonia Slany Maria Lamburn Ben Davis, all captured at the old #SnakeRanch studio by Gerry O’Riordan
Clatter is my hyperactive homage to my favourite (and quietest) mid – wales village..it’s still deserted on my weekly commute to Cardiff…I’ll give a free download to anyone (who wasn’t there!) who can hazard a guess at what instruments play the introduction?!
Also, in that lovely way that some orbits in music are on a longer trajectory, Steve Buckley and I will play a duo concert on October 20th as part of the Jazz at the University series at Cardiff University School of Music Concerts. If you’re anywhere near, don’t miss this chance to hear one of the truly unsung heroes of the UK jazz scene.