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Jazz / Free Jazz
Previously unreleased recordings of compositions, improvisations, songs, lyrics & poetry from 1965 up to the present.
"I first played with Derek Bailey in a quartet with Christine Jeffries (voice) & Jonny Dyani on bass. Thereafter we played mainly as a duo. I had frequented the Little Theatre Club since the late 1960s & was a member of FREE SPACE along with Trevor & the second generation of improvisers, but have no recollection of this gig…...!
The AMAZING BAND was Mal Dean’s creation, & I was privileged to be amongst the last personnel & play on the last recordings prior to & after Mal’s demise. Sadly Mick Brannen is also not around to enjoy the release of The Last Amazing Band recordings."
The AMAZING band were:
Mal Dean / trumpet Mick Brannen / alto saxRadu Malfatti / tromboneJohn Russell / guitaMarcio Mattos / bassTerry Day / drums
Recorded circa Early 1970s . Mixed & mastered by Yadley Day
Derek Bailey, Trevor Watts & Terry Day at LTC – AMAZING BAND at N.E.Poly
A selection of solo tracks from Terry Day’s archive albums featuring various instruments played by Terry Day and multi-tracking excerpt.
Ansuman Biswas / voice, percussion.Terry Day / bamboo reed flutes, percussion, balloon.
John Russell / guitarTerry Day / mandolin
Davey Payne / saxCharlie Hart / bassTerry Day / drums
Terry Day – Sampler Taster
Contrast to the earlier ‘Free Jazz’ feel of OMMU music, the flavour of the 1980s music was a tendency towards a more rhythmical feel.
Davey Payne / saxes, fluteCharlie Hart / bass, violin.Terry Day / drums, piano.
Mixed & edited by Terry Day. Mastering by Charlie Hart.
OMMU – OMMU 1980
"Having played with Alison, John & David in various groups this was the only time we came together in this combination. We also adopted the format employed at the 100 YEARS GALLERY of combining in duos, hence as a complete group for the last set."
John Butcher /saxes
Alison Blunt / violin
David Leahy / bass
Terry Day / percussion, drums
Butcher, Blunt, Leahy, Day – Butcher, Blunt, Leahy, Day
The lively acoustics of the London Musicians Collective are heard in these recordings. Featuring Maartje ten Hoorn, Sylvia Hallett, Sue Ferrar - violins (1982) Recorded by Terry Day at the London Musicians Collective in 1982/85. & at Luton 1979. Mixed & mastered by Yadley Day. Remastered by Charlie Hart. Terry Day alto & piano solos (1985). Penultimate track featuring Maartje ten Horn violin. Terry Day alto & soprano sax, bamboo reed flutes, mandolin, Chinese flutes, whistle. (1982) Last track of Maartje ten Horn, Sylvia Hallett, Sue Ferrar - violins (1982)
Terry Day – LMC
OMMU lived and played in the Netherlands throughout the late 60s early 70s – it was their second home. They stayed mainly at the home of music entrepreneur Anita de Jazz in Delft (near Jan Vermeer’s house). OMMU only ever played a couple of gigs in England, and returned to the Netherlands in 1980 for a little tour.
All three played with the PEOPLE BAND & Ian Dury’s “KILBURN & The HIGHROADS”.Davey continued with the “BLOCKHEADS’ & Charlie with Ronnie Lanes “SLIM CHANCE”.
Davey Payne / saxes, flute, percussion
Charlie Hart / basses, violin, marimba, percussion
Terry Day / drums, alto sax, percussion
Recorded in Zwolle 1970 & at Vrije Akademie in the Hague 1969. Edited by Terry Day. Mastering Charlie Hart.
OMMU – OMMU in Netherlands
"On this evening the Nisar Ahmed Khan Trio played opposite the duo of Steve Beresford on piano & Dave Soloman on drums. This was the very first time I had seen or heard Steve & Dave play. Given the ‘serious’ & claustrophobic nature of improvisation at that time, what a great delight it was, & how refreshing to hear two young musicians playing with so much spirit & so freely…..Yes!" - Terry Day
George Khan / tenor flute
Charlie Hart / bass
Terry Day / drums
Recorded at Unity Theatre, circa 1970.
Nisar Ahmed Khan Trio – Nisar Ahmed Khan Trio
Russell & Day regularly got together for afternoon sessions in John Russell’s flat in Finsbury Park London during the 1970s.
JR & TD first encountered each other at the Little Theatre Club. TD had been playing at the Club in the Late 1960s with the first generation of improvisers. Then in the early 1970’s the second generation of improvisers, inclusive of JR, turned up at the club. JR & TD were also members of Mal Dean’s ‘AMAZING BAND’, & toured Holland with Luc Houtkamp’s ‘CLIMAAT’
John Russell / guitar
Terry Day / mandolin
Recorded by Terry Day in the mid 1970s.
Digitally transferred from cassette to CD + mixed & mastered by Yadley Day.
Russell & Day – Russell & Day
"This session was the only time Bei Bei, Pat & myself played as a trio. Aside from duos with Bei Bei & Pat on a number of occasions, we all played in the London Improvisors Orchestra. This trio was part of a week of gigs at the IKLECTIK with various musicians during which I played on my own Drum KIt for the first time since 1987. Apart from that week I have only played on House Drum Kits since 2009 in London & tours abroad."
Bei Bei Wang / percussion
Pat Thomas / electronics,
Terry Day / drums & percussion
Recorded live at IKLECTIK, 2015
Bei Bei, Thomas, Day – Bei Bei, Thomas, Day
"Even though I was born at the start of the second world war, the images of the first world war of 1914-18 had a huge effect upon me as a child, & those images haunt me to this day. I mourn & have sorrow for the young men who were sacrificed in the name of that war. The lyric ‘Shook Up’ is an expression of the loss of life & the effect of war upon those that survived.
In this lyric, words & phrases of Elvis, others, & my own are used to convey the aftermath of war upon us. Equally, the images & events of wars appear in my lyrics as a consistent theme…’she runs screaming’…’the tanks roll in’…’blood splattered walls’...’for fear is fearful frightening for all when frightened men carve each other in’."
Peter Urpeth / pianoNeil Charles / bassAdrian Northover / soprano saxJoe Wright / tenor saxDawid Frydryk / trumpetTerry Day / drums
Recorded live at Cafe OTO. Lyrics by Terry Day. Mixed & mastered by Peter Urpeth. Edited by Adrian Northover & Terry Day.
Terry Day – Sextet 2016
Terry Day's songs, tunes, riffs & themes
Terry Day / lyrics, voice, piano, alto, soprano
Mel Davis (track 13) / piano
“Tis Sad” - complete version recorded by Tasos Stamou.
Mastered by Dave Hunt.
Terry Day – Version Too Too
"During this period it was the act of improvising that was focused upon rather than seeking to be melodic or compositional, as such the rhythmical aspect of playing the piano tends to dominate." - Terry Day
Recorded at 33 Studios in Luton around 1977.
Terry Day – Piano Solos
"These alto sax recordings were made using embouchures that employed the use of my teeth in various ways resulting in a harsher sound, tone, expression & delivery. At times my teeth gripped straight onto the reed – be it plastic or cane. For example the titles of tracks “Teeth” & “Gnashers” reflect these techniques." - Terry Day
Terry Day / alto saxophone solos
Home recording by Terry Day.
Digitally transferred from cassettes, mixed & mastered by Yadley Day.
Terry Day – Timbres and Tonality
"This is the second recording of HST at London School of Sound, and in many ways not so relaxed or spirited as the first which was lost. However, it is always a delight to play with Hannah & Satoko in whatever combination & HST is amongst my favourite trios. Hannah & Satoko also have a great rhythmical feel which attracts a particular percussive way of playing with them." - Terry Day
Hannah Marshall / cello
Satoko Fukuda / violin
Terry Day / percussion, bamboo reed flutes
Recorded at London School of Sound.Mixed and Mastered by AJ Pillette.
Terry Day, Hanna Marshall and Satoko Fukuda – HST
The very first and only time Terry Day has played in a trio with Evan Parker. Other times they both played in the LIO and in a Peter Cusack group that included Maarten Altena & Gus Johansen that toured Holland. A recording of this group remains in Pete Cusack’s archives.
Since 2009 TD has played on House Drum Kits – on this gig he plays his own Kit & percussion.
Recorded at IKLECTIK in 2015.
Mixed and mastered by AJ Pillette
Parker, Edwards and Day – Parker, Edwards and Day
"This album covers original versions of my songs & tunes from 1978 to 1987." - Terry Day
Lyrics & music by Terry Day except for Track 3 - music by Day and Jean Francois Pauvros.
Mixed and mastered by Dave Hunt
Tracks 1 & 7 solo & multi-tracks recorded in Dave Chambers' studio
Track 8 with the LIO at Café Oto, recorded by Tasos Stamou
Track 11 recorded in Steve Broughton’s studio with Katie Perks on voice and Jerry Hunt on bass.
Track 15 with with Tony Hymas
V/A – Versions Original, Songs & Tunes
John Edwards and Terry Day's third outing as a duo based on the vocalizing of Terry Day’s lyrics with just bass accompaniment. On a number of tracks the lyrics flow one after another without a pause between. The first occasion was recorded by Tim Fletcher at Foyles was lost, then found in John Russell’s archives, & now found again by Tim. The second was at Cafe OTO.
Terry Day / voice, bamboo reed flutes
John Edwards / bass
Recorded at London School of Sound
Mixed and Mastered by AJ Pillette.
Recorded at the London School of Sound studios 2015
Terry Day and John Edwards – Lyrical Excursions
"Throughout my ‘Free Jazz’ period of drumming the sound of the Sizzle Cymbal provided the texture, pulse & ‘time-free’ nature of the music. The purring voice on track 17 hints at the ‘SIZZLE' sound of a sizzle cymbal.
Track 7 leads into a dedication to ‘VINCENT’ van Gogh whose life was plagued by loneliness & inner turmoil, and whose art and life have been with me since I was 14 years old.
Track 1 could be my very first actual drum solo; albeit not on my own kit, and therefore the solo is an exploration of an unknown kit being played for the first time.
As with many of my solo recordings, some are intended to be over-dubbed by either myself or other musicians as they see possible." - Terry Day
Lyric: ‘Vincent’ by Terry Day.
Music by Terry, except with Pat Thomas track 16 and Ted Milton track 5.
Mixed, mastered and collated by Tasos Stamou
Terry Day – Sizzle