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The First 10 Years

by Bruce's Fingers

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    original 1993 cassette release - limited stocks available. Includes a digital download of the album.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Seven Compositions (Limoges), Virtual Company, Reconstructed Fragments, Arcaics II, Harmonic 2011, Limoges, Trois Jeux (Pour Daniel), 323[1], and 58 more. , and , .

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A selection of favourite tracks from the first 10 years of BF releases. A good way of checking out the early catalogue.


released April 1, 1993

various musicians incl.
Martin Jones • Pete Minns • Charles Wharf • Keith Tippett • Simon H. Fell • Paul Hession • Alan Wilkinson • Su Lyn • Jeffrey Morgan • Mick Beck and others

Bruce's Fingers BFC 40
1988-92 (66 mins.) digital / analogue compact cassette
© Bruce's Fingers 1993

full track listing:
01. Persuasion A - Room 1026 [07:37]
02. Charles Wharf / Simon H. Fell - Sop And Hum [05:26]
03. Hession / Wharf / Fell - Fish Plan For Australia [08:47]
04. Simon H. Fell - Part I - The Shirt Is Fabulous (For Pete) [08:09]
05. Su Lyn - You Make Sense [05:17]
06. Charles Wharf / Simon H. Fell - The Cast Iron Steeple Of Rouen [06:39]
07. Hession / Morgan / Fell - Squeeze That Sperm (Part 2) [05:22]
08. Simon H. Fell - On Seeing Barry Guy At Sainsbury's [02:50]
09. Hession / Wilkinson / Fell - The Assumption [07:52]
10. Hession / Wilkinson / Fell - The Alphabet Poised Like Twenty-Six Frozen Ducklings [04:38]
11. Something Else! - Rear Quarters [04:30]

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"Marginality combined with intelligence and brusque wit." Chris Blackford THE WIRE

"An important fount of free jazz, improvised music and contemporary jazz-related comprovisations . . . . . It's finger-licking good!" Chris Blackford RUBBERNECK


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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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