On a cold winter’s evening, on the 17th January, London improvisers Mark Sanders, Rachel Musson and John Edwards met at I’Kletctik Art Lab in South London to record a live album in front of an invited audience. The result, Bibimbap will be released on June 22nd 2016 on Two Rivers Records, and will be launched at a gig at Cafe Oto on 26th June 2016.
Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, including a trio with Hannah Marshall and Julie Kjaer, a duo with vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, and a trio with Mark Sanders and John Edwards. She has released two albums under her own name, one featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Tatterdemalion, Babel Records), and one featuring her ensemble Skein (Flight Line, F-ire Recorded Music). She also plays with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Alex Ward’s Quintet and Sextet, and has performed with a diverse range of musicians on the fluid European improvising scene, including Alcyona Mick, Han Bennink, Liam Noble, Gail Brand, Eddie Prevost, Olie Brice, Federico Ughi, Mary Halvorson, John Russell, Adam Linson, Sebastian Rochford, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Pat Thomas, among many others.
‘vigorous, confident, restless, searching, extemporaneous music of a very high order,’ Kevin McNeilly
Mark Sanders has been acclaimed as “the most exciting, original and overwhelmingly powerful drummer alive” (Steve Reynolds, Jazz Corner) and his precise and propulsive drumming has graced projects with, to name but a few, Evan Parker, Jah Wobble, Broadcast, Agusti Fernandez, Christian Marclay, Matthew Shipp, John Butcher, Roswell Rudd, Henry Grimes and Otomo Yoshihide.
‘ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative, drummer Mark Sanders always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo.”‘Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
‘I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz.’ – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
Two Rivers Records
Two Rivers Records is part of the Two Rivers Foundation for the Arts.
It is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting artists in music genres that are developing audiences and / or lacking funding opportunities.
The aim is to release music that is unusual, exceptional and thought-provoking and to support artists through the provision of recording and promotion opportunities.