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
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).