• 2. A COLLAR COUNTS (07:05)
  • 3. TAILS THAT WAG (08:33)
  • 4. GROOMED FOR THE JOB (17:30)

Success with your dog

Drums, Percussion – Roger Turner
Soprano Saxophone – Lol Coxhill

Although Coxhill and Turner have worked together in various combinations for over 40 years, this is the first album to feature them as a duo. The main part is a concert recorded in Brest on a 2003 French tour showing their unique take on soprano saxophone and percussion duo improvisation. The remainder is a more minimal performance from a more recent London concert. 58 minutes.
Excerpts from sleeve notes:

Elsie Artie (Lol and Roger) probably first met at the Bath Last Resort festival in England in the very early 1970's. They've played in a lot of different combinations since - in marching bands in Welwyn Garden City, in a short-lived incarnation of the Johnny Rondo Trio, in Lol's new orleans-flavoured "Before my Time" band, in lots of ad hoc combinations, and since 1982 most often in the Recedents with Mike Cooper around Britain, Europe and Canada.

The recordings here are from a tour they had as a duo in France, during which they played in the wonderful Espace Vauban theatre in Brest - an old building that has the hotel on the upper floors where the musicians stay, a restaurant on the ground floor where they can eat, and the theatre below where they work. A nice little spot indeed.

The Shoreditch recording reflects something of the church acoustics, and was the first of two sets played there. The building dates from 1740, and its bells are mentioned in the famous nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons", a startling fact that not a lot of people might know, as it happens.

Album label: 
Release date: 
01.10 / 2010
Recording date: 
08.05 / 2003
Recording location: 
1-3 Brest 2003 - 4 London 2010
Artwork design : Roger Turner
Mastering engineer : Martin Davidson
Producer : Martin Davidson
Recording engineer : B Maumus & C Megauk / M Davidson

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