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Improvised songs and pieces that have been compared to Paul Bley, John Martyn and even Schubert. Albums - Along The Weak Rope (Forwind, 2011) Blind Horizons (Leo, 2011) Fourth Page came together informally in 2010. The members had played together in various combinations but not as a quartet. Carolyn Hume and Paul May had played as a duo for the last ten years releasing five critically acclaimed albums on Leo Records, Peter Marsh and Paul May had played together in various groups as well as recently providing the live rhythm section for Petra Jean Phillipson. Charlie Beresford (known in the main for his solo work and studio production) came into the equation after a recent recording that he, Paul May and Duke Garwood made under the guise of Abdon Liberty (both Hume and Marsh contributed to the sessions). The quartet have released two albums - Along the Weak Rope (Forwind) and Blind Horizons (Leo). The former album includes the first notes ever played by the quartet. Both albums have garnered critical acclaim from the European jazz press and the band have received regular airplay on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction (whose Fiona Talkington is a fan) as well as BBC 6 Music and elsewhere. Charlie Beresford ? Vocals/Guitar Over the last decade he has released 4 solo albums. His last record 'Dark Transport' (2009) was made with long term musical collaborator Tim Harries. Charlie has been in demand as a freelance producer/engineer working on numerous albums in fields as diverse as large scale choral works (CBS) to folk artists such as June Tabor and recently with poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan. The last few years have seen him engineer for the likes of the BBC, Soundtree, and Smooth Operations. As well as '4th Page' he is part of Abdon Liberty with Paul May and Duke Garwood and is also working with Tim Harries, DJ Flypaper and other collaborators on a new multi-media piece under the umbrella of Sister Rotunda. Also plays in the improvising duet Five Turnings alongside viola player Mark Emerson. Carolyn Hume - Piano Hume has released seven albums over the last decade on 'Leo Records', five albums with long term collaborator Paul May and two solo albums with composition for cello and voice. Over the years she has played and recorded with many artists,crossing genres from prog rock to classical and free improvisation. She has performed sparingly in Europe and the UK and also provided music for short films, including work by Darron Davies (Exhibition Ballarat Australia), Xaver Walser (Sub Gravity Films) and Bal Erotique-Montreal. Peter Marsh - Bass Has played and recorded with a variety of bands tackling anything from avant rock to electronica to Breton folk music to electric jazz to free improv. Was a founder member of electro-jazz improvisers Lob and subsequent offshoot Moist. Has played alongside improvisers including Paul Rutherford, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders, David Toop, Steve Beresford, Robert Dick, Rhodri Davies, Tony Bevan and many more. Session work for the Orb's Alex Paterson, The Tiger Lillies and more. Solo bass gigs at London Headphone Festival and De Sonis, Composed music for short films by Thomas Gray and ?When There Was Grass? by Juliette Buss. Currently working alongside Paul May in live electroacoustic outfit Sonnamble, free jazz trio Elvers, plus a quartet with Danish saxophonist Julie Kjaer and a trio with Viennese guitarist Martin Siewert. Paul May - Drums/Percussion Paul is a drummer and percussionist of 20 years experience. He has played all major venues in England and most of the left field experimental clubs. The past two decades have seen him tour extensively in Europe and the Scandinavian regions with improvised and pop musics. He has released or played on a variety of records on labels such as Leo, Emanem, Loog, Butterfly, Fire, ATP, Four Eyes, Bo Weevil, Gronland, Forewind and Stuck Records with artists such as Carolyn Hume, Dom Lash, Duke Garwood, Alexander Tucker, Rosie Brown, Dan Beban, and Petra Jean Philipson.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
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