27 ottobre 2011


Un concerto del 1972 di Iskra 1903 - allora nella sua prima versione, con Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey e Barry Guy - viene in questi giorni documentato dall'etichetta Emanem: Goldsmiths, con registrazioni rimaste fino ad oggi inedite, in parte per ragioni legate alla ricerca dei nastri originali. Così spiega Martin Davidson: "I first heard this recording about ten years ago, when Paul Rutherford gave me his reel-to-reel copy. I made listening copies for the three musicians, all of whom wanted it to be issued complete. The trouble was the original tapes were last heard of in California. Rutherford's copy tape was pretty good, but I hoped that the originals would have a bit less distortion. Ten years later, two of the members of the trio are no longer with us, and I still await two of the tapes. One original tape did turn up just as I sent this CD off for release earlier this year. So everything was put on hold hoping that the other two would surface. Nothing has happened six months later, so I have decided to issue this concert using the one available original tape as the source for the first section and the copy tape for the rest. Something else that did turn up was a badly balanced recording of another gig from that period, which yielded two usable sections. The bulk of this CD is arguably the most typical extended concert performance of the original trio to have survived. The occasion was just a local gig in the Cohesion series at Goldsmiths College in south-east London in front of a small audience. The trio playing on home territory, as it were, and sounding very relaxed".

http://www.emanemdisc.com/E5013.html