Andy Bruns & John Huscroft

Apr.10, 2012

 

ANDY BRUNS &  JOHN HUSCROFT assisted by EVAN PARKER, JH EP 3, 45 rpm (UK), 1980

 

Very limited 7”, 100 – 200 copies

 


 

 

An odd one. Poetry by British poets Andy Bruns and John Huscroft and some mindbending soprano sax activities by legend Parker. Produced by poet Huscroft and released on his private imprint and released in a tiny edition of between 100 – 200 copies. Came without art cover, just in a plain white sleeve.

Evan Parker comments himself on the recording;

”I seem to remember a modest non-studio set up but it really is a very faint memory.

John Huscroft was a poet who set words into musical contexts.”

This record is really worth looking for with its unique blend of poetry and improvised music activity.

The poetry is left alone.. and the framework consists of Mr Parker´s music… in a very subtle and balanced way…

Some attempts has been made in the history of jazz and improvised music over the years (most mentionable being Kenneth Patchen, Ferlinghetti, Rexroth and other beat poets in collaboration with jazz musicians in the US and Canada in the 50´s and also the work of Leroi Jones /Amira Baraka and collegues together with the roarings from the black free jazz community in the 60´s and 70´s  and furthermore the works of Michael Garrick and Joe Harriott with british poets in mid 60´s….) but  few is as succesful as this little 7” release. A pearl!

even some overdubbed Parker activity iwth tenor sax and another soprano sax… and a weird keyboard coda… ( by Parker ???)…

a pretty unique vinyl in the extensive Parker discography!

 

 

Andy Bruns – voice

John Huscroft – voice

Evan Parker – soprano  and tenor sax