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Cath Roberts

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Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her primary outlet as a composer and improviser on baritone saxophone is the quintet Sloth Racket, which has toured widely and released several albums. She leads ten piece improvising ensemble Favourite Animals, and has a long-standing duo with guitarist Anton Hunter, Ripsaw Catfish. As bandmate, Cath is a member of Madwort Sax Quartet, Vole, Article XI and Alex Ward’s Item 10 amongst other groups. She co-runs LUME with Dee Byrne, producing concerts, tours and festivals since 2013 and releasing music on an offshoot label, Luminous

Album

Conduits

Label: Relative Pitch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Pipework; Peering; Buoyancy Chamber.

Album

Conduit

Label: Relative Pitch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Pipework; Peering; Buoyancy Chamber.

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Article: Album Review

Cath Roberts & Olie Brice: Conduit

Read "Conduit" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Do not let the length fool you. Clocking in at just under thirty minutes Conduits by the UK duo of Cath Roberts and Olie Brice is a full meal. During the Covid lockdown, the two musicians recorded the music in two separate locations, but also in real time. Utilizing special software called JackTrip, which eliminates the ...

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Article: Album Review

Cath Roberts & Olie Brice: Conduits

Read "Conduits" reviewed by John Sharpe


In some ways one could liken Conduits to a telephone call between two friends, given that it was recorded simultaneously over the internet at the homes of baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts and bassist Olie Brice who live some 60 miles apart in England. But, while the vibe is conversational, this being an instrumental exchange, it is ...

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Live at Hundred Years Gallery

Label: Efpi Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: After Joshua Maps Birds Creeping Commercialism Shard On the Opening of a Dwarf Sunflower Chesmonancy Mad Giant Bee Sieve of Eratosthenes Islands in the Green Handbuilt by Robots

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Article: Live Review

Holding Hands & Article XI At The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Read "Holding Hands & Article XI At The Norfolk & Norwich Festival" reviewed by John Sharpe


Holding Hands & Article XI The Garage Norfolk & Norwich Festival Norwich, UK May 25, 2021 With the UK slowly reopening as the vaccination program diminishes the reach of Covid 19, live performance once more becomes a possibility. Major kudos to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival team for pressing ...

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Going Down The Well

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Going Down The Well; 35 Years; The Roundabout; Threnody For The English Polity; Avignon; Sonata d'Alouatta.

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Article: Album Review

Sloth Racket: Dismantle Yourself

Read "Dismantle Yourself" reviewed by John Sharpe


Dismantle Yourself is the fifth release by British baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts' outfit Sloth Racket since its inception in 2015. From the hand-printed sleeves and accompanying zine to the shapeshifting compositions, a home-crafted feel pervades the album, which extends to the punkish bristle exuded even in the quieter moments. Roberts has developed a template for small ...

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Article: Album Review

Quadraceratops: Quadraceratops

Read "Quadraceratops" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


It's a question that's puzzled and divided jazz fans and critics alike, since before Louis Armstrong left New Orleans. There's been no sign of resolution and the dissent continues as the jazz world wrestles with this thorniest of debates. Just what is the best-est dinosaur ever? The music on this self-titled debut provides the answer--it's the ...


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