DOUBLE DUO: BUTCHER- SOLBERG / GALL – HAYWARD
John Butcher – Saxophones
Ståle Liavik Solberg – Drums and Percussion.
After a first meeting in 2015 that produced their CD «So beautiful, it starts to rain» Butcher and Solberg have played in duo through several tours in Scandinavia, EU and England, plus collaborations with Agnes Hvizdalek, Joe McPhee, John Russell, Dominic Lash and Pat Thomas
“You can ask if the two say something new! The answer is yes, all the time. Not in the sense that the expression itself is unique. It is in the details and the many combinations that the specialties offer themselves. This release strengthens me in belief in the vitality and renewal of improvisational music.” Arild R. Anderson – Jazz i Norge
Sharon Gall – Voice and Electronics.
Charles Hayward – Drums and Percussion.
Gall and Hayward first met to play on John Bissett’s “Relay” Festival in Stoke Newington in the 1990s. Then they didn’t play again until this summer – for some remarkably fresh encounters.
“Telepathic magic ……. Hayward is one of the most life-affirming people who stalks this dark globe.” – SOUND PROJECTOR
“Sharon Gal removes her vocal cords one by one, firstly testing their elasticity, before coating them in phlegm and wrenching until they snap clean, or that what’s it sound like anyway.” BOOMKAT
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