Still available: our Mopomoso 25th anniversary T-shirts celebrating the longest unbroken concert series dedicated to free improvisation in the UK.
Available from the Weekertoft website. Wear one and celebrate in style!
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Weekertoft’s first release is ‘Making Rooms‘: a 4-disc document, individually sleeved, with a 20-page booklet of accompanying text and photographs.
It features stunning music from the trio of Evan Parker, John Russell & John Edwards, Pat Thomas solo, the trio of Alison Blunt, Benedict Taylor & David Leahy, and duo of Kay Grant & Alex Ward.
All the music is of live recordings taken from the triumphant UK tour of 2013 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Mopomoso and its contribution to the promotion of freely improvised music.
‘Making Rooms‘ is available for £30 plus shipping from weekertoft.bandcamp.com
Weekertoft is a new label for improvised music founded by the English guitarist John Russell & Irish pianist Paul G. Smyth. “It is our wish to present documentation of improvised music that maintains a high level of quality both in production terms and in musical values. We want people to share with us the adventures and delights to be found in this vibrant area of music making and that is why we have created an ‘earfarm’ to cultivate it.”
WEEKER n. Ear. “Ain’t young Francis got great big weekers.” – Ashford and district. (see also Arkies) The Dialect of Kent (c1950)
TOFT tof-t n. A messuage; a dwelling-house with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriate to the use of the household; a piece of ground on which the messuage formerly stood. A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms (1888)
John Russell currently has some space for guitar pupils. From beginners to advanced, can be in one to one private lessons or in larger groups, the emphasis being on general technique and approaches to playing rather than specialising in any one particular stylistic genre. Also using the guitar in free improvisation. Email moc.o1534228510somop1534228510om@ll1534228510essur1534228510j1534228510.