London Improvisers Orchestra: 2003-4: Responses, Reproductions & Reality (2005)
Part of the fun resides within the fact that they don't always perform as a group. It's akin to a theatrical component, where actors enter and exit a given scene. On "Responses, the horns section evokes a sense of yearning, while on "Fantasy and Reality, the overall muse is marked by weaving horns and subliminal exchanges, like Evan Parker's oscillating soprano sax lines. Nonetheless, they render a gamut of emotive qualities, as many of us have come to expect. And it's another cleverly articulated entry into this unit's gravitating sequence of musical revelations.
Track Listing: Wit's End, Improvisation Panels (1), Hearing Reproduction 5, Proceeding 6, Responses, ISM, Fantasy And Reality
Personnel: Harry Beckett, Roland Ramanan, Ian Smirht* trumpets, Robert Jarvis, Paul Rutherford**, Alan Tomlinson trombones, Neil Metcalfe** flute, Catherine Pluygers** oboe, Terry Day** bamboo pipes, JAacques Foschia, John Rangecroft, Harrison Smith clarinets, John Butcher*, Tom Chant, Lol Coxhill, Caroline Kraabel Adrian Northover, Evan Parker** saxophones, Susanna Ferrar, Sylvia Hallett, Phillipp Wachsmann violins, Charlotte Hug viola, Marcio Mattos cello, John Edwards, Simon H. Fell, David Leahy double basses, Keith Rowe*, Dave Tucker electric guitars, B J Cole** pedal steel guitar, Adam Bohman**, Pat Thomas* electronics, Steve Beresford, Veryan Weston pianos, Tony Marsh, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Mark Sanders* drum sets, Orphy Robinson steel pan, Jaap Blonk voice [on 3 only] [* on 2 - 6 only; ** on 1 & 7 only]
Record Label: Emanem
Style: Modern Jazz