Shoaling (live recordings)

by Ripsaw Catfish

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In November and December 2014, Ripsaw Catfish organised a collaborative touring project called 'Shoaling'. For each of the five dates, we formed ad-hoc groups with local musicians and played an improvised set informed by, incorporating or ignoring a set of pre-composed fragments written by us. These tracks were recorded on a handheld recorder to document the project.

Ripsaw Catfish is:

Cath Roberts - baritone saxophone
Anton Hunter - guitar

and we played with (in order of appearance):

London (LUME, Long White Cloud, 18th November)
Corey Mwamba - vibraphone and small instruments
Dave Kane - bass
Joshua Blackmore - drums

Ulverston (Open Circuit, Parish Rooms, 29th November)
Shaun Blezard - electronics

Liverpool (Blank Canvas, Ship & Mitre, 30th November)
Mark Hanslip - tenor saxophone
Johnny Hunter - drums

Norwich (Marzanos, 13th December)
Chris Dowding - trumpet
Hugh Stanners - trumpet
Simon Youngman - tenor sax
Ben Higham - tuba
Geoff Charlton - drums

Brighton (The Scope, Caroline Of Brunswick, 17th December)
Dan Powell - guitar and electronics
Gus Garside - bass


released August 18, 2015

Composed material by Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter.

Thanks to Sound And Music for their support of the Shoaling tour, and to our hosts Dee Byrne at LUME, Shaun Blezard at Open Circuit, Phil Morton and Mark Hanslip at Blank Canvas, Chris Dowding in Norwich, and Dan Powell at The Scope.

The artwork is a kaleidoscope of Angela Guyton's Ripsaw Catfish logo design (sorry Ang).



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Ripsaw Catfish Manchester, UK

Ripsaw Catfish is the collaborative duo of Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter (guitar). Working together regularly outside the duo format, they play in each other’s large ensembles (Cath’s ‘Favourite Animals’ and Anton’s ‘Article XI’) and in Cath’s quintet Sloth Racket. ... more

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