Wobbly Rail Five

by Chris Biscoe

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released April 9, 2020

Wobbly Rail 5

Chris Biscoe – alto sax (1,2,3,7,8 ), soprano sax (4,5), alto clarinet (6)
Pete Hurt – tenor sax (1,2,3,4,6,7), soprano (5,8)
Liam Noble - piano
Steve Watts – bass
Jon Scott – drums

1. O Pioneers! (Chris Biscoe)

2. This One (Pete Hurt)

3. Ask Your Mother (Liam Noble)

4. Lost For Words (Pete Hurt)

5. Played Twice (Thelonious Monk)

6. Rollin’ Down The Rio (Chris Biscoe)

7. Eyore Chokes On His Thesaurus (Chris Biscoe)

8. Aggro Turismo (Chris Biscoe, arranged by Pete Hurt)


Recorded at the Fish Factory, London on July 5th 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Cleyndert

Design by Meg Palmer and Chris Topley

Wobbly Rail 5 original painting by Kate Westbrook

Produced by Chris Biscoe

Production for download Chris Topley

O Pioneers! is a novel by the great Willa Cather. This piece is dedicated to her and to the musical pioneers who created and transformed more than a century of jazz improvisation.

Rollin’ Down The Rio is part momento of walking in southern Spain, part dedication to Sonny Rollins.

Lost For Words was previously featured on the LP of the same name by the Pete Hurt Orchestra

Eyore Chokes On His Thesaurus is affectionately dedicated to Will Self’s BBC Radio 4 opinion pieces on A Point Of View.

On Played Twice the first and third soprano sax solos are by Chris Biscoe, second solo by Pete Hurt

The nerdy bit:
Chris Biscoe performed on a King Silversonic alto sax built around 1972, with a Brancher L23 mouthpiece, a late production Yamaha YSS62R soprano sax with an ebonite Link 7, Leblanc Alto clarinet made in 2000 with Selmer HS** mouthpiece.

Pete Hurt played a Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor sax with ebonite Link 8* mouthpiece, Yamaha 62 soprano with ebonite Link 7.

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Chris Biscoe London, UK

CHRIS BISCOE (alto, sop, bar saxes, alto clarinet) has appeared on records and toured extensively with Mike Westbrook, George Russell and The Brotherhood of Breath. Featured on baritone sax with Hermeto Pascoal and New York Composer’s Orchestra. Played on Liam Noble’s ‘In the Meantime’ and Pete Hurt’s ‘Lost for Words’ Own recordings include ‘Gone in the Air’, ‘Profiles of Mingus’, ‘Then and Now’. ... more

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