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RE: Torn in London
This sounds amazing. Did anybody happen to get a recording of it??? ;)
>From: Dave Trenkel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Torn in London
>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 10:18:01 -0800
>This is from John Zorn listserve, may be of interest for you (lucky)
>who get to see these show. Hey, I guess it's your reward for putting up
>with our alleged president at the moment...
>When I first heard about these shows, I was assuming that Torn was
>replacing marc Ducret, but no, it looks like you get both. Ducret is a
>really wonderful player, I'd urge anyone not to miss these shows.
>>Tim Berne and Science Friction together with the Arte Saxophone Quartett
>>David Torn played Exeter UK last night.
>>It was a great evening. It started with Berne, Ducret (on acoustic
>>and the quartet playing Quicksand then they were joined by Craig Taborn,
>>Rainey and David Torn for a special commission from the BBC called
>>(Still) "How pretentious, now that I've said it out loud!"
>>The second half began with a saxophone quartet piece and ended with a
>>improv/medley of Science Friction with Torn.
>>Torn played far more guitar than I expected and was less involved with
>>shaping the whole band sound. He spent most of the time adding
>>guitar parts with occasional treatments of the quartet. He was quite
>>to leave the actual guitar leads to Ducret who was ripping it up like a
>>bastard child of David Fiuczynski and Derek Bailey.
>>Anybody on the list who can make LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight;
>>OXFORD Thurs; HUDDERSFIELD Friday or BIRMINGHAM Saturday make the effort,
>>you won't regret it. Too bad that they were blown out by a promoter for
>>Manchester gig on Monday night.
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