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    1992 CD release, in jewel box with 8-page booklet.
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The first studio recording from the noted trio. Despite the group's reputation, this CD contains much unexpected beauty and delicacy.

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released August 5, 1992

Alan Wilkinson: soprano sax, alto sax, baritone sax
Simon H. Fell: double bass
Paul Hession: drums

1992 (54 mins.) in jewel box
© Bruce's Fingers 1992

full track listing:
1. 12 Minutes For George [10:51]
2. The Alphabet Poised Like Twenty-Six Frozen Ducklings [04:41]
3. Ballad Of Otis Twelvepersons [15:10]
4. The Man Who Was Impervious To Temperature [12:43]
5. Snog With My Drums [04:19]
6. 48 Hours In A Resolute Atmosphere [07:05]

N.B. This album dates from the early days of digital recording. Like most musicians at that time, we were thrilled to have the possibility of capturing our full dynamic range on tape, with minimal compression. History has subsequently proved that for most people the domestic listening environment does not sit comfortably with a true reflection of the dynamic range present in performance - so we will probably remaster this and similar recordings at some point to reflect current thinking. In the meantime, just turn up the volume control to get the full glory!

Hession / Wilkinson / Fell discography: www.brucesfingers.co.uk/discographies/hessionwilkinsonfell.html

---------- selected press quotes ----------

"Wilkinson is a saxophonist whose work is on a par with Charles Gayle, David Ware, Peter Brötzmann or any of the other heavyweight reedmen who are still playing hard and free. I can think of many young American conservatives who would do well to have their heads shoved deep into the bell of his baritone for a season or two."
Byron Coley FORCED EXPOSURE

"An essential record. Very fine; an outstanding record that yields consistent pleasure and demands a place in any comprehensive collection."
THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON LP, CD & CASSETTE

"Involvement and intensity, invention and insurrection.....manna from heaven.....Superb."
Ben Watson HIFI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW

"Spontaneous music of a scorching and unrelenting intensity.....conversational music of the most intuitive eloquence.....unquenchable energy.....There probably isn't such a thing as state-of-the-art free music, but as a term of convenient endearment, it's close enough."
John Fordham THE GUARDIAN

"They left the audience in a state of shock. Whiteheat improvisation, full throttle free jazz out of Archie Shepp 1969, but somehow more so: more venom, more noise, more discord, more evil heat.....simultaneous musicality and cathartic excess.....we are talking the essence of what makes jazz great here."
Ben Watson THE WIRE

to see full press quotes/reviews for this album, visit www.brucesfingers.co.uk/catalogue/bf5reviews.html

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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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