Composition No. 12​.​5

by Simon H. Fell

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Theme & variations for improvisers, jazz ensemble & electronics.

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"Compilation II is a remarkable piece of work. Solos throughout are terrific, ensemble playing is strong, the writing is episodic but there's still a central flow and coherent development, production values are nothing short of unique. In short, we have a potential classic here.....Brilliant." Steve Lake THE WIRE

"An outstanding record that demands a place in any comprehensive collection.....some of the most vivid and creative improvisation/composition fusions in recent times.....wholly individual mixtures of realtime improvisation and writing that cheerfully filches from all post-bop and compositional areas, yet which depends as much on the colour and intensity of the individual improvisations as it does on Fell's witty and often bewilderingly complex structures." THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD, LP & CASSETTE

"Simon Fell is a leading composer of his generation, crossing boundaries and creating music of a passion and originality unusual in Britain." THE GUINNESS ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC

"It's hard to think of anybody in the UK among the jazz-related musicians of his generation.....who is working on this scale and with such audacious inventiveness." Chris Blackford THE WIRE

"The sharpest dialogue between composition and improvisation realised by any English composer." Ben Watson RESONANCE

to see full press quotes/reviews for this album, visit www.brucesfingers.co.uk/catalogue/bf26reviews.html

credits

released March 20, 1990

Alan Leggett: trumpet
Martin Jones: flugelhorn
Charles Wharf: soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Pete Minns: tenor sax
Alan Wilkinson: alto sax, baritone sax
Tim Brooks: trombone
Bruce Godfrey: violin
Helen Godfrey: 'cello
Simon H. Fell: keyboards, double bass, electronics
Paul Hession: drums

1990 (54 mins.) in jewel box
© Bruce's Fingers 1991

full track listing:
1. Part I - The Shirt Is Fabulous (For Pete) [08:06]
2. Part II [06:42]
3. Part III - Flugel (For Martin) [08:11]
4. Part IV - Piano [05:16]
5. Part V - Bass [03:06]
6. Part VI - Alto (For Alan) [05:55]
7. Part VII - Drumset (For Paul) [06:14]
8. Part VIII - Soprano (For Charlie) [07:58]
9. Part IX [03:43]

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Bruce's Fingers Saint Dizier Leyrenne, France

Bruce's Fingers is a record label founded in 1983 by bassist, composer & improviser Simon H. Fell.
The label's publications (which also include books and scores) are centred around free / contemporary jazz, improvised music & contemporary / experimental composition.
Initially focussed on Fell's own work, the BF project has since expanded to include many other things besides...
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