Weekertoft launch

So finally the date approaches for the launch of the 4 CD box set on the new label Weekertoft.

It has meant a fair bit of work for all concerned, not least label partner and good friend Paul G Smyth who has handled all the design and production issues with a cheerfulness and good grace that is extraordinary. I am very lucky to be working with him and look forward to future collaborations but for now it is the boxed set that fills the to do lists.

We have a launch concert booked in for February 5th and all the musicians on the recordings will be there, apart from Pat Thomas who is in Antigua. There is a film of Pat made by Helen Petts and filmed when the tour hit Brighton and this will be shown in his absence. The venue is large by every day improvised music standards and has a capacity of 600 so it is ‘all hands on deck’ to try to fill it. We will be moving chairs and tables around, re-jigging the lighting and doing our best to create an intimate environment so the music is the focus.

There will also of course be a shop selling the box set and also Mopomoso T shirts as, not only do we celebrate a new release on a new label but also 25 years of Mopomoso making it, among other things, the longest running concert series dedicated to improvised music in the UK. Surely an occasion for a celebratory T shirt! Soon to be available on the Weekertoft website in S,M,L,XL and XXL

mopomoso T shirts with Vicky

Do come along, bring your friends and join in the fun! Buy the boxed set and be on the guest list…

As John Eyles writing in All About Jazz says ‘Making Rooms already seems certain to feature prominently in many an end-of-year list of best releases. Yes, a future classic.’

Making Rooms 4 CD box set launch

Friday, 5 February 2016

EPIC Dalston 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH London, United Kingdom

Start time 20:00hrs

Price: £10 / £8 concessions or free with purchase from our website http://weekertoft.com/

New label Weekertoft present the launch of 4CD box set ‘Making Rooms’ – the label’s first release – documenting a 2013 UK tour featuring some of the U.K.’s leading improvisers which was co-promoted by Mopomoso and Sound and Music with funding from The Arts Council of England. A joyous occasion captured in high quality audio, immaculately packaged and with a 20 page booklet it can be pre-ordered from http://weekertoft.bandcamp.com before the end of January at the special early bird price of £25 plus shipping to get free entry to this event. There will be live music from:

EVAN PARKER saxophones / JOHN RUSSELL guitar / JOHN EDWARDS double bass

ALISON BLUNT violin / BENEDICT TAYLOR viola / DAVID LEAHY double bass

KAY GRANT voice / ALEX WARD clarinet

& the screening of a performance from the tour by PAT THOMAS and filmed by Helen Petts

www.weekertoft.com

www.mopomoso.com