Pat Thomas & The Locals - Play the Music of Anthony Braxton
Cat. no: DISCUS103CD
Release Date: 5th March 2021
An exciting live performance recorded at the Konfrontation Festival, Ulrichsberg in 2006, featuring six early compositions by Anthony Braxton arranged for the band by Pat Thomas.
When Discus Music asked Pat what recording he had in his personal archive that he would most like to see released, this one was Pat’s choice. On first thought, the idea of arranging Braxton’s angular and complex melodies for a funk-based band might seem like an off the wall idea. But Pat didn’t become a first call improviser in a massive range of playing situations worldwide by making obvious moves.
Pat’s arrangements allow Alex Ward’s stratospheric clarinet to fly over the band’s churning grooves, and much excitement was generated in the process - as can be heard from the wild audience response!
The Locals: Pat Thomas: piano, melodica. Alex Ward: clarinet. Evan Thomas: electric guitar. Dominic Lash: electric bass . Darren Hasson-Davis: drums
Tracks: Composition 40b / Composition 6c / Composition 115 / Composition 23b / Composition 6i / Composition 23g