The Just Not Cricket! festival took place from 6 to 8 October 2011 at .HBC (former Haus Ungarn) in Berlin. On three consecutive days it presented a unique programme of concerts featuring some of the most influential musicians on the current British Improvised Music scene. Just Not Cricket! was curated by Antoine Prum in collaboration with British saxophonist Tony Bevan and Helma Schleif, long-time coordinator of the Total Music Meetings in Berlin, and marked the beginning of the shooting of the documentary film Taking the Dog for a Walk: Conversations with British Improvisers.
Tom Arthurs - trumpet
Steve Beresford - piano, electronics
Tony Bevan - soprano & bass saxophones
Matthew Bourne - piano
Gail Brand - trombone
Lol Coxhill - soprano saxophone
Rhodri Davies - harp, electric harp
John Edwards - double bass
Shabaka Hutchings - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Dominic Lash - double bass
Phil Minton - voice
Eddie Prévost - drums, percussion
Orphy Robinson - vibraphone
Mark Sanders - drums
Alex Ward - clarinet, guitar
Trevor Watts - soprano & alto saxophones
This box set of 4 heavyweight 180g LPs is documenting the highlights of the festival with its unique line-up of 16 musicians from 4 different generations of British Improvisors.
Includes a 20-page booklet with photos, interviews and an essay by Wolfgang Seidel as well as the original festival programme with a text by Brian Morton.
Comes with a download code.
Recorded by Hrólfur Vagnsson, assisted by Martin Burike and Carsten Klopfer.
Mixed by Hrólfur Vagnsson, Rupert Clervaux and Tony Bevan.
Mastered by Andreas “Lupo” Lubich at dubplates&mastering, Berlin.
Produced by Antoine Prum and Tony Bevan for NI-VU-NI-CONNU Productions.
LP box cover image by Tara Darby & Ben Weaver.
Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Steve Beresford (piano), Phil Minton (voice), Eddie Prévost (percussion)