HONEST JON'S RECORDS LIMITED - Key Persons


ALAN SCHOLEFIELD - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
  • DIRECTOR

Charlie Morrow

Job Titles:
  • Founders of Fluxus

Fred Frith

Fred Frith is a stellar improviser - 1974's Guitar Solos is still a seminal album of free improv - and he has three opportunities here to showcase his considerable talents. Eleventh is a tour de force of extended technique, with George Lewis working slowly but surely through a variety of trombone mouthpieces, while Frith's guitar, strummed, bowed or prepared, could be a theremin, a koto, a mouse trapped inside a grandfather clock or a lion cub inside a shoebox. Bookending the album, on Seventh he swaps Webernian shards with Lewis and harpist Anne LeBaron and on Thirteenth, with pianist Keith Tippett, he condenses a whole lifetime of musical exploration into a mere twelve minutes. When it's over both musicians are so amazed they burst out laughing. Elsewhere, on Eighth, Wachsmann reveals his understated mastery of both his violin and the electronics he's devised to extend its range, and pianist Ursula Oppens proves she's as adept as conjuring forth magic from inside her instrument as she is at the keyboard. Major and minor triads too!

Marisa Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Traditional and Public Domain Songs / Mississippi

MARK MORGAN AINLEY

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR