2014 was a really good year for Collocutor, I feel very fortunate! A big thank you to the following people for including our debut album ‘Instead’ in their 2014 end of year lists…
London town regularly delivers an overwhelming array of LIVE music and the late summer has been exceptional with enlightening and stirring sessions from Collocutor, The Grip and Steve Willamson.
Last Monday night I caught the launch of the the Collocutor album at the Forge in Camden Town. I was introduced to the music of Collocutor by On The Corner records boss Pete Buckenham and album producer Nick Woodmansey of Emanative. Both maintained, ” You have to check them live.” and on the night I was not disappointed.
Led by saxophonist (baritone + soprano)/flautist, Tamar Osborn, who you may know from the Fontanelles and numerous other projects, this ensemble is built around two distinctively different percussionists – Maurizio Ravalico and Magnus Mehta – and bassist Suman Joshi. This rhythmic triumvirate provide a unique foundation for Tamar, Simon Finch (trumpet/flugel horn), Josephine Davies (tenor) and guitarist Marco Piccioni to step…
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I was very happy to be asked to be asked to put together a guest mixtape for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show, here are the results! I hope you enjoy…..
Tracklist for my mix:
S.O.S. – News (Cuneiform Records)
Joe Henderson – Earth (Original Jazz Classics)
Mongo Santamaría – Wolenche For Chango (Fantasy)
Collocutor – Agama (On The Corner Records)
Delia Derbyshire – Ziwzih (BBC Records)
Hello Skinny – Aquarius (Slowfoot Records)
Les Mogol – Iklig (Concert Hall)
Ayaléw Mèsfin & Black Lion Band – Gedawo (Manteca)
The Fontanelles – Too Big (First Word Records)
Shakti – Come On Baby Dance With Me (Columbia/Sony)
Fiium Shaarrk – My Yellow Ferrari (Not Applicable)
Rusty Bryant – Fire Eater (Prestige)
Collocutor’s single Archaic Morning – as played by Gilles Peterson!
Playing after the screening of documentary Finding Fela on 27th April. More details here: