09 aprile 2016


Clive Bell traccia un bel ritratto di Mike Cooper sul numero di questo mese della rivista inglese The Wire. Lo spunto è la ripubblicazione in vinile per iniziativa della statunitense Paradise of Bachelors del suo primissimo disco, Out Of The Shades, uscito nel 1965 come singolo con quattro brani realizzati assieme al chitarrista Derek Hall. A più di cinquant'anni di distanza il piccolo evento sarà sottolineato da un concerto di Cooper con Arthur Bull a Roma, al Blutopia di via Pigneto 116, sabato 16 aprile alle 19.30: Out Of The Bleus.

An evening of acoustic blues related guitar music and voice. A Record Store Day celebration for the re-release, on Paradise Of Bachelors, of Mike Cooper's 1965 first record Out Of The Shades. A seven inch four track vinyl release as the original, with original cover of this rare item in Cooper's discography. Arthur Bull is a veteran musician of the improvising music scene. Formerly the guitarist with The Bill Smith Ensemble, Bull has also played extensively with Paul Dutton, David Prentice, Michael Snow, John Oswald and John Heward, and he has performed in concert with Derek Bailey, Roscoe Mitchell and Roger Turner. He is also a poet, with three books published, and a translator from the Chinese. Originally from Ontario, Bull now lives in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, with his artist and musician wife, Ruth Bull. The evening will be 'kind of bleu"...