|Baluji Shrivastav, Ben Chasny And Steve Noble||20170418||Verity presents a collaboration session by Baluji Shrivastav, Ben Chasny and Steve Noble.|
Verity presents a collaboration session capturing the first meeting of three musicians from different backgrounds; a master of Indian classical music Baluji Shrivastav OBE, American psych-folk guitarist Ben Chasny who makes music under the name Six Organs of Admittance and London's most consummate collaborator, drummer and percussionist Steve Noble.
Inspired by their differences, the trio created an uplifting variety of short improvisations ebbing and flowing between Ben's de-tuned acoustic guitar, Steve's intuitive rhythmic reactions and harmonic use of gongs and Baluji's bright and breezy palette of vocals, sitar, tabla, gopi chang and the dilruva.
Plus music by a banjo-wielding electronic experimentalist Baby Copperhead, Chinese composer Chen Yi and the electro-acoustic jazz duo of Moody Allen on processed marimba, tubular bells and effects and George Avramidis on trumpet.
Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.
|King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood, Tom Challenger||20170621||Max Reinhardt presents King Ayisoba, Adrian Sherwood and Tom Challenger in session.|
A collaboration session capturing the first meeting of musicians from different musical realms: Ghanaian master kologo player King Ayisoba, dub producer Adrian Sherwood, and improvising reeds player Tom Challenger. Recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, it also features multi-instrumentalist Skip McDonald, aka 'Little Axe'.
Also tonight, sit tight for 'a very long song' as Max Reinhardt selects a new work by US composer Michael Pisaro, collaborating with electronics trio Colectivo MaDam to create an epic built solely from held notes and silences. Plus, psychedelic spoken-word wanderings and synthy vamps from cult American band Sun City Girls, and an intimate recitation by pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn.
Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.