• 1. APHORISM (02:38)
  • 2. BEFORE LONG (02:49)
  • 3. SEE FOR YOURSELF (09:28)
  • 4. DEFER JUDGEMENT (02:36)
  • 5. HEAVE A BRICK (01:03)
  • 6. EFFERVESCENCE (00:27)
  • 7. CHIEF OF POLICE (01:44)
  • 8. AGE FOR RETIREMENT (02:04)
  • 9. HYPHENATED (01:43)
  • 10. JAVELIN (03:09)
  • 11. CAFETERIA (01:03)
  • 12. HELL FOR LEATHER (01:17)
  • 13. EMPHASIS (08:57)
  • 14. ENVELOPE (02:58)
  • 15. OVER THE TOP (01:39)
  • 16. PERFORMING (02:09)
  • 17. CUE FOR SOMETHING (01:54)
  • 18. HALF A NICKER (06:26)
  • 19. AS FAR AS WE GO (04:52)
  • 20. TEA FOR THREE (06:17)
  • 21. EUPHEMISM (03:43)
  • 22. VIVA LA DIFFERENCE (03:44)
  • 23. DOUBLE YOU FOR THE KITTY (00:23)
  • 24. EGGS FOR BREAKFAST (00:23)
  • 25. WIFE OR MISTRESS (01:10)
  • 26. SAID FOR EFFECT (02:00)

The Fairly Young Bean

Acoustic Guitar – John Russell
Cello, Double Bass – Maarten Altena
Percussion – Terry Day

Acoustic guitar, cello or double bass, & percussion trio improvisations - intended for release as the third CAW LP, which never happened. A complete studio session featuring unique music. 76 minutes.
Excerpts from sleeve notes:
On a visit to England in 1981, Maarten Altena was reunited with John Russell and Terry Day, and as a trio they did a couple of concerts in Bristol and London, then went into a studio and recorded the music heard here. It was supposed to be on the third CAW LP, but did not seen the light of day until 1999, since only two CAW LPs were issued.
This CD contains all the music recorded at the session in the order of performance. Since the original intention was to make an LP, there are several instances of reworking the same material - alternative takes, as it were. The complete sequence, which just fits on a CD, makes for fascinating and enjoyable listening.
Russell and Day had known each other ever since Russell arrived on the London improvising scene as an electric teenager some eight years previously. They initially worked together in Mal Dean's Amazing Band andJohn Stevens' Free Space, and continued to cross paths in other improvising groups.
Altena and Day both go back, in their respective countries, to the early days of free improvisation in the 1960s. From about 1977 to 1981, Day was the percussionist in Altena's group K'Ploeng, and also in his trio with Maurice Horsthuis.
Russell and Altena met a few years previously, and in 1980 they worked and recorded together in one of Günther Christmann's VARIO groups. At some point they had engaged in some banter about Dutch and English colloquialisms. Russell mentioned the expression "old bean" causing Altena to come up with the title for the album.
MARTIN DAVIDSON (1999)

Album label: 
Release date: 
01.01 / 1999
Recording date: 
24.03 / 1981
Recording location: 
London
Credits:
Artwork design : Martin Davidson
Mastering engineer : Martin Davidson
Producer : Martin Davidson & John Russell

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