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Dunmall, Paul / Keith Tippett / Philip Gibbs / Pete Fairclough: Onosante (577)

A 4-track collective improvisation project performed by Paul Dunmall (saxophones, fife & bagpipes), pianist Keith Tippett, guitarist Philip Gibbs and drummer Pete Fairclough, recorded at Victoria Rooms at the University of Bristol, UK in 2000 and originally issued on Dunmall's own DUNS label, here reissued 20 years later in the memory of Keith Tippett.
 

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UPC: 755491193600

Label: 577
Catalog ID: 5864
Squidco Product Code: 30173

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Victoria Rooms, in Bristol, UK, on November 15th, 2000, by Jonathan Scott. Originally relased in 2000 on the DUNS label on CDR as catalog code DLE 006.


Personnel:

Pete Fairclough-drums

Philip Gibbs-guitar

Keith Tippett-piano

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, fife, bagpipes

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UK free improvising guitarist Philip Gibbs is known for the following bands and organization: Antonio Quijano Quartet, Atmospheres Without Oxygen, Circuit, Paul Dunmall Moksha Big Band, Paul Dunmall Quartet, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, Philip Gibbs, Paul Dunmall, Philip Gibbs, Paul Rogers Freedom Orchestra, The Intuitive Art Ensemble

-Squidco 5/5/2021

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"Keith Tippett (born Keith Graham Tippetts; 25 August 1947) is a British jazz pianist and composer.

Tippett was born in Southmead, Bristol. The son of an English father who was a policeman and an Irish mother name of Kitty. Keith wrote music dedicated to her after she died. Keith was the oldest of three siblings and had Clive and Thomas as brothers. Tippett went to Greenway Secondary Modern school in Southmead, Bristol. He formed his first band when he was fourteen with school friends, such as Richard Murch, Mike Milton, Terry Pratt and Bob Chard. They were called the KT Trad Lads performing Traditional jazz. Later Keith formed a modern jazz trio in Bristol and played regularly at the Dugout Club in Park Row, Bristol. He studied Piano and Church Organ, was a chorister and played with the school and Bristol youth brass bands. He moved to London in 1967, to pursue a musical life.

In the late 1960s, Tippett led a sextet featuring Elton Dean on saxophone, Mark Charig on trumpet and Nick Evans on trombone. Tippett married singer Julie Driscoll and wrote scores for TV.

In the early 1970s, his big band Centipede brought together much of a generation of young British jazz and rock musicians. As well as performing some concerts (limited economically by the size of the band), they recorded one double-album, Septober Energy.

He formed, with Harry Miller and Louis Moholo a formidable rhythm section at the centre of some the most exciting combinations in the country, including the Elton Dean quartet, and Elton Dean's Ninesense. Around the same time, he was also in the vicinity of King Crimson, contributing piano to several of their records including "Cat Food" (and even appearing with them on Top of the Pops). His own groups, such as Ovary Lodge tended towards a more contemplative form of European free improvisation. He continues to perform with the improvising ensemble Mujician and more recently (2006) Work in Progress.

Tippett has appeared and recorded in a wide variety of settings, including a duet with Stan Tracey, duets with his wife Julie Tippetts, solo performances, and appeared on three King Crimson albums."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Tippett)
5/5/2021

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"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.

As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).

In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.

In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."

Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
5/5/2021

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track listing:


1. Song And Dance And 7:12

2. For Lost Souls 34:43

3. Onosante 7:26

4. Manosante 6:43
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Originally recorded in 2000 for a small 100-copy release, Onosante has become a 4-track improvisational project suspended in time. Performed by Paul Dunmall (Saxophones, Fife, Bagpipes), Keith Tippett (Piano), Philip Gibbs (Guitar) and Pete Fairclough (Drums), the album is a deeply creative testament to collaboration, with particularly interesting instrumentation and a characteristic warmth.

The compositions are complex but never crowded, conveying a poetic ease between the performers, in what Dunmall calls "a revelation," and "a mini-masterpiece of improvised music." This release marks the 20-year anniversary of its first publication, the memory of Keith Tippett's recent passing and the first of many releases from legendary UK musician Paul Dunmall later this year on 577 Records."-577 Records

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Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams
Palindromes
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The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak
Unmasked
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
The Monk Watches The Eagle
(Discus)
Tippett, Keith
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
The Feeling Principle
(FMR)
Dunmall / Owston / Jozwiak / Iragabon
Awoto
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Nonet The
Interpretations of Beauty
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Live At The Claptrap
(FMR)
Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders
So Perhaps
(FMR)
Pursglove, Percy / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders / John Etheridge
Deps
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders
Ghostly Thoughts
(Hatology)
Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake
Soultime
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long
Landscapes
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
The Unlonely Raindancer
(Discus)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Inner And Outer
(FMR)
Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto
Sezu
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / John O'Gallagher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
Freedom Music
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe / Ashley John Long
Seascapes
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Tony Orrell
Nothing in Stone
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith Octet
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon
(Discus)
Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett
Four Quartets
(Confront)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs
Electrosonics
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young
Now Has No Dimension
(FMR)
Circuit (Dunmall / Taylor / Gibbs)
Electro Acoustic Ensemble
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)
Deep Whole Trio (Dunmall / Rogers / Sanders)
That Deep Calling
(FMR)
Red Dhal Sextet (Jeffery / Schubert / Dunmall / Schlippenbach / Majkowski / Dimitriadis)
Red Dhal Sextet
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Trevor Taylor
New Atmospheres
(FMR)
Dunmall / Sanders / Thomas
Descent III
(FMR)
Dunmall / Sanders / Edwards
Mind Out
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul
Deep [DVD]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Sun Quartet
Ancient and Future Airs
(Clean Feed)
Tippett, Keith
Une Croix Dans L'Ocean
(Les Disques Victo)
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Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams
Palindromes
(West Hill Records)
Dunmall, Paul / Matthew Shipp / Joe Morris
The Bright Awakening
(RogueArt)
Dunmall, Paul with Metcalfe / Owston / Jozwiak
Unmasked
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
The Monk Watches The Eagle
(Discus)
Tippett, Keith
Musician Supreme [4 CD BOX SET]
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Liam Noble / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
The Feeling Principle
(FMR)
Dunmall / Owston / Jozwiak / Iragabon
Awoto
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul Nonet The
Interpretations of Beauty
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Live At The Claptrap
(FMR)
Dunmall / Swell / Owston / Sanders
So Perhaps
(FMR)
Pursglove, Percy / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders / John Etheridge
Deps
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / John Adams / Mark Sanders
Ghostly Thoughts
(Hatology)
Dunmall / Pursglove / Tromans / Kane / Drake
Soultime
(FMR)
Dunmall / Gibbs / Taylor / John Long
Landscapes
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith
The Unlonely Raindancer
(Discus)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / James Owston / Jim Bashford
Inner And Outer
(FMR)
Gibbs, Phil / Marcello Magliocchi / Adrian Northover / Maresuke Okamoto
Sezu
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / John O'Gallagher / John Edwards / Mark Sanders
Freedom Music
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Neil Metcalfe / Ashley John Long
Seascapes
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Percy Pursglove / Tony Orrell
Nothing in Stone
(FMR)
Tippett, Keith Octet
The Nine Dances Of Patrick O'Gonogon
(Discus)
Jackson / Long / Taylor / Tippett
Four Quartets
(Confront)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs
Electrosonics
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Philip Gibbs / Ashley John Young
Now Has No Dimension
(FMR)
Circuit (Dunmall / Taylor / Gibbs)
Electro Acoustic Ensemble
(FMR)
Dunmall, Paul / Phillip Gibbs / Alison Blunt / Neil Metcalfe / Hanna Marshall
I Look At You
(FMR)

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