"Is there some synergistic link between UK improv and comedy? To the headphone-clad listener deeply immersed in an AMM album, the answer might be no. To the audience chuckling at an Alan Tomlinson trombone solo, it’s clearly yes."
Steve Beresford talks to John Kieffer. Filmed at the 2011 edition of Off The Page festival which took place 11-13 February at the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable.
Two Faster Than Sound events take place at Snape Maltings in Suffolk this month, featuring The Wire 332 cover artist Christian Marclay with Steve Beresford, John Butcher, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson and Suffolk Phoenix Brass on 1 October (4pm, £12), followed by Roly Porter (of Vex'd), Cynthia Millar and Rod Maclachlan on 29 October (6:30pm, £10).
Listen to two tracks off Teatime, mid-1970s free improvisation from Garry Todd/Dave Solomon/John Russell/Nigel Coombes/Steve Beresford recently reissued by Emanem
Invisible Jukebox extract - tested by Phil England
Listen to a radio history of the LMC