The historic first meeting of legendary UK improvising guitarists John Russell & Ray Russell!
"To be invited to a top studio by a fellow lover of all things guitar and when that person is Henry Kaiser (a friend for many years who I don’t get to see that often) then that is already pretty good in my book. Add to that fact a chance to meet and play with a guitarist of the stature and ability of Ray Russell and now this is really turning into something special. Amazingly Olie Brice and I haven’t played together that often either. Another joy in the mix! We played straight through. Live. No multitrack. No pre strategies. Solely improvising for the love of it ably supported by Ed Pettersen and Shane Shannahan in the studio and Brandy Gale’s art direction. It really don’t mean a thang if it ain’t got a twang! Spread the love!" - John Russell
released March 24, 2020
John Russell - acoustic & electric guitars
Ray Russell - electric & acohustic guitars
Henry Kaiser - electric and acoustic guitars
Olie Brice - double bass
Producer & Mastering Engineer Ed Pettersen
recorded at Westpoint Studios, London, March 11th, 2020 by Shane Shanahan
art direction Brandy Gale
supported by 20 fans who also own “The Dukes of Bedford BPALTD 909”
So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.