Triofolio (Chris Cundy / Paul K. Scott / Saul Scott)
Performing a set of UK bass clarinetist Chris Cundy's compositions, along with one collective improvisation, TrioFolio is complemented with the father/son team of double bassist Paul K. Scott and drummer Saul Scott, exploring the borders between classic modern jazz and free forms of improvisation, all heard in the lower instrumental spectrum through rich lyrical jazz.
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Catalog ID: FMR577
Squidco Product Code: 29431
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded Film Studios, University Of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, on July 1st and 2nd, 2019, by Chris Trent.
Chris Cundy-bass clarinet
Paul K Scott-double bass
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• Show Bio for Chris Cundy
"Playing bass clarinet, various saxophones, and other unusual woodwind instruments Chris splits his time between the UK where he lives and Canada. He has toured internationally with Cold Specks, Timber Timbre, Guillemots, and Fyfe Dangerfield and regularly accompanies songwriters such as Little Annie, Baby Dee, Devon Sproule, and Edd Donovan. His practice extends from popular music to theatre, experimental and improvised performances and he has appeared on over sixty commercial recordings. Recently Chris has started to release a series of albums under his own name.
Chris grew up in Medway, Kent and was drawn into the local music scene at a young age where he become friends with Billy Childish - artist, musician, and founder of Hangman Records & Books. During visits to Childish's kitchen Chris was exposed to the exploits of homemade music-making. This formative period instilled a DIY approach and by the time Chris was 14 he had already started out as a street busker. After hearing the Eric Dolphy Memorial Album he took up bass clarinet. He is self-taught.
He went on to study painting at Cheltenham art college. During this period he began to establish experimental projects including Grace & Delete - a duo with fellow painter and electronics musician James Dunn. He also started to explore self-developed playing techniques such as multi-phonics, circular breathing, micro tonality and generally speaking a more tactile approach to the instrument. This led him to working with composers including Thanos Chrysakis, and Pete M Wyer. At Cheltenham he also met songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield who he has continued to collaborate with on a number of occasions since - most notoriously as an additional saxophonist for the Mercury Prize nominated indie-pop group Guillemots.
Other projects include several albums with electronica group Longstone and performing music for Nofit State Circus. One off sessions have seen Chris performing with Moby, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Vieux Farka Touré, Fatoumata Diawara, Alexander Hawkins, and Lisa Hannigan. He has also written theatre music and recently worked with composer Jon Nicholls on an original soundtrack for Florian Zellar's The Mother starring Gina McKee."-Chris Cundy Website (http://www.chriscundy.com/about.html)
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1. Maple List 6:56
2. Ordinary Evidence 4:36
3. Seeing In Leopards 3:55
4. In The Gallery 4:28
5. Indus 6:21
6. Coots Display 3:00
7. Casino Place 5:36
8. Annie's Picture 6:13
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"Triofolio is a collaboration between father and son rhythm section Paul K Scott and Saul Scott with the bass clarinettist Chris Cundy. The session was recorded by Chris Trent at the film studios, University of Gloucestershire UK.
Ordinary Evidence features eight new compositions that explore borderlines between classic modern jazz while venturing into open form improvisation. Recorded in 2019 while drummer Saul Scott was still only twelve years old, this album marks his recording debut."-TrioFolio
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