Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fred Frith

I've been listening to guitarist Fred Frith since the 1970s, when he was a principal in the British avant-revolutionary-art-rock band Henry Cow. He has been a mainstay of the Bay Area improvised music scene for many years now. There's something about his guitar tone that is... well... unmistakably Frithy. I like it. In trumpeter Darren Johnston he has found a like-minded metallic texturalist, although this track from their recent collaboration Everybody's Somebody's Nobody is all Fred.

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