Second release on Steve Noble's Ping Pong Productions. Noble on percussion, Oren Marshall on tuba and Steve Buckley on reeds. Having made three records for Incus already, and produced his first Ping Pong record 'Flathead Reunion' with Oren Marshall, Noble invited Buckley to the studio.
Steve Buckley / alto saxophone, bass clarinet, tin whistle
Steve Noble / drums, turntables
Oren Marshall / tuba
1. Bud Moon - 10:03
2. The Cane Pilling Dance -7:50
3. Xantung - 7:13
4. Big Juice - 3:06
5. Episode 58 - 2:21
6. T Blower - 6:27
7. Spoon Tongue - 2:04
8. Tails With Tales - 2:09
9. Drunken Intimacy - 2:41
10. Shimmy Shally - 4:32
11. The Declining Use Of Reckless Grooves (Part II) - 7:20
Recorded by Dave Hunt in London, February 1996.
Available as 16bit FLAC or 320kbp MP3
Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey's excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book ‘Improvisation; its nature and practise’. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins).