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DUO with fred frith


photo: tom duff

fred frith - guitar, effects, etc

phillip greenlief - alto & tenor saxophone,

Bb clarinet


i can't really express what an honor and joy it is to play with fred frith! 


it seems we are always veering into new terrain, and the listening and concentration on shaping form and communicating with sound and melody is engaging and wholly exciting. we've been playing duo for several years now, and there is both comfort in that and the awareness that we are still digging deeper beneath the surfaces we carve out in every performance. 


fred frith is a songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and improviser performing mostly on various permutations of the electric and acoustic guitar. occasionally he uses crude home-made string instruments of his own invention. fred has been working in multiple contexts for more than 50 years—improvising, collaborating with like-minded musicians and choreographers, working in bands, recording film soundtracks, sculpting sound in the studio, and continuously refining his ideas about composition as an open-ended process.

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@tom's place, december 2017

@ the luggage store gallery   2013

opening for deerhoof @the great american music hall   2011    photo by charlie homo
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