In mid January, The Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere recorded their fourth album in Sheffield, Theta 4. This will be released later this year. I was playing percussion and electronics.
I continue rehearsals with Phil Morton, guitar, from Liverpool and Mark Hanslip, saxes, from Manchester. We hope to be doing gigs later this year.
I also continue rehearsals with Ka Safar, a Leicester big band, concentrating on pieces inspired by Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Sun Ra. We hope to be gigging by Spring.
Deep Tide Quartet has a gig in February. I will be playing Claptrap on Feb 22nd, 8pm. Claptrap, The High Street, Stourbridge. We are also playing Bristol on March 24th. Details shortly.
On March 21st I will be playing with the Centrifuge pool of musicians at Capstone Theatre in Hope University at Liverpool.
April 22nd I will be at Claptrap again at a festival of improvisation. Details to follow.
On June 9th I will be joining another large ‘Murmurists’ band for a 5pm gig at The University of Central Lancashire in Preston.