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SOUND WORLD BOOKS AND DVD'S

Mike Pearson
Conversations in British Jazz [SWB7]

This book celebrates the work of a group of self-effacing, outwardly unflambouyant people. Musicians who have made a life for themselves playing modern jazz in Britain. Is there another cultural pursuit less promising in terms of job security or financial reward

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PAUL DUNMALL
DEEP DVD [FMRDVD03]

PAUL DUNMALL (saxophones) Paul Dunmall is one of the finest saxophonists we have in Britain today, and is recognised as one of the most creative musicians on the scene. For the last 20 years he has dedicated himself entirely to free improvisation. This is the first DVD to come from FMR and a no better subject for one than the evergreen Dunmall.

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Zev
Ear Drumming [SWB9]

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This incisive book is a must for all percussion as well as general music fans (or in fact anyone interested in psychology/philosophy). Z'ev starts this book and attempts to explain his interests in many areas such as shamanism, trance and meditation and how these can be attained through music, and he uses his theories to explain how the human ear has a direct analogy with the drum and its human tradition.

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Steve Hubback
Fire and Steel [SWB8]

This book covers all his work and development as an artist as well as musician, and contains over 150 mono photographs of his pieces as well as 16 pages of colour plates, his own comments on his life and work, plus a complete discography

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Steve Hubback
Forged From Dreams - The Sonorous Sculptures, Music and life of Welsh artist Steve Hubback [SWDVD01]

This fascinating DVD tells the story of one of the UK’s most innovative musicians, whose art evolved from musician into blacksmith, bronzesmith, and sound sculptor! Steve Hubback’s ‘Sonorous Sculptures’ are both incredibly sonically pure, while also being harmonically rich, and the visual aesthetic has an indefinable organic magic and spirituality. This DVD covers all his work and development as an artist as well as a musician, and contains an interview with Hubback with Mark Curry, plus footage from Norway, Iceland, Denmark, England and Wales as well as performances from his European Group ‘Metal Moves’ (featuring Tineke Noordhoek and Birgit Lokke) plus solo performances in England.

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TREVOR WATTS VERYAN WESTON MARK SANDERS JOHN EDWARDS
'HEAR NOW' a film by Mark French plus extra audio tracks [FMRDVD05]

Beautifully recorded and produced film by Mark French with various sections where Trevor Watts talks about the music. 4 separate dialogues , plus two tracks recorded by the quartet at Hastings Jazz Club in 2012

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John Wickes
Innovations in British Jazz(Vol1) [SWB1]

After presenting some expository background information, (Chapter 1), it is with this earlier generation that the narrative begins. I960 was selected as a starting point, not only because this was the time of my first encounter with jazz as a teenager, but because it was around that time that British jazz emerged from the cocoon of respectful emulation with which it had wrapped itself out of a mistaken attitude of self-imposed second-bestness to the ‘genuine article’, which had to be American and, preferably, black. As it unfolds, the story will also reveal fascinating though little-discussed links with the early development of British rock music, and show how the new British jazz contributed to the shaping of the latter

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Francois Baschet
Les Sculptures Sonores [SWB3]

FRANCOIS BASCHETS NEW BOOK. 325 PAGES WITH OVER 160 PAGES OF RARE PHOTOGRAPHS IS COMPLETE WITH A FREE CD OF MUSIC FEATURING THE BASCHETS CREATIONS, DOCUMENTING RECORDINGS BY COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS OF THE INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS DANIEL OUZOUNOFF, JACQUES LASRY, MALCOLM BALL AND MICHEL DENEUVE.

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Steve Day
Ornette Coleman Music Always [SWB4]

In this fascinating study of Ornette Coleman, Steve Day focuses his writing skills on one individual, the legendary alto saxophone player whose name is synonymous with the birth and development of "Free Jazz". Ornette Coleman changed the whole rationale behind jazz music. Leonard Bernstein called him a genius, Dizzy Gillespie once asked if he was serious. No player before or since has managed to split critical opinion so decisively.

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Michael Bettine Trevor Taylor
Percussion Profiles [SWB5]

Book about 25 very special percussionists, and the accompanying CD of all solo material by them(which contains many tracks specially recorded for this project) will interest an inspire you as much as they have us!!

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High Davies
Sounds Heard [SWB6]

A Potpourri of Environmental Projects and Documentation, Projects with Children, Simple Musical Instruments, Sound Installations Verbal Scores, and Historical Perspectives.

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Eric Marin
The Transfiguration if Daily Life [SWD1]

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An incredible film about the wonderful French Sound Sculptors and Inventors Bernard and FranŤois Baschet, brought to you by FMR for the first time on DVD.

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Steve Day
Two Full Ears - Listening to Improvised Music [SWB2]

Steve Day’s ‘Two full Ears’ is not yet another introduction to Jazz. Instead, its pages are crammed both with the music itself and the process of the interaction between playing and listening. The book is a description of one man’s passion for Jazz and improvised music written from the perspective of the listener. Steve Day writes with authority about a music that has been circling around his ears for over a couple of decades. Whilst there is plenty of attention to musical detail, the book sets out to record what it is like to really listen, backed up by 17 tracks on the free accompanying CD, that contains much of the actual music he refers to in the books 22 chapters.

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DELTA SAXOPHONE QUARTET
UNEASY DREAMS [FMRDVD004-0310]

Following on from its ground breaking commissions and CD releases, the Delta Saxophone Quartet in partnership with Kingston University London, has now produced this art house DVD which forms part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The music presented here features works by some of the UK's and Ireland's most original and challenging composers: Michael Finnissy, Mike Searby, Stephen Goss, Gerald Barry, and Tim Ewers, combined with eclectic soundscapes from the quartet. The visual design is by Frank Millward and combines analogue studio footage with digital 3D spectrographic responses for each of the musical tracks. This DVD also includes a variety of interviews which give a unique insight into the often hidden worlds of composers and performers living in con- temporary UK plc today.

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