Sunday, February 22, 2009
This was released in 1989 as a tape only accompanying the book of the same name by British Anarchist writer/poet /magazine publisher-editor Jeff Nutall, the book apparently being a fictionalised biography of Coxhill.
Nutall is best known (by me ) as the author of 'Bomb Culture'his 1968 account of the early situationist counter cultural movement in the UK.
That's the only book of Nutall's i have ever perused.. i know nothing about the bald soprano.
perhaps some of you may know more about Nutall and his work, and specifically more about the book this was meant to accompany.
" The music on this cassette was chosen specifically in relation to Jeff Nuttalls book 'the Bald Soprano' I know that certain of Jeff's admirers will pick up copies without knowing anything about my work.
Though i would not normally release them for any other purpose..the Tango , near Ska romantic jazz and voice tracks show something in relation to the book, whilst certain of the freely improvised sections there are references to certain musical areas i sometimes play within in the company of other musicians"
Lol Coxhill- from the tape insert
Basically Coxhill is improvising inventively through 2 hours of music.. even some of the 'Stock'soundtrack pieces included are never anything other than his usual uncompromising best.