Spitting Feathers review from Foxy Digitalis

nice review here of  recent cdr with Phil Marks and Olie Brice on Foxy Digitalis from Mike Pursley “On “Spitting Feathers” the talented trio of David Birchall (guitar), Olie Brice (double bass), and Phillip Marks (percussion) produce a clattersome tonal plinking evoking teeming machines con- and de-structing a stone and iron metropolis. These players bear […]

Feb tour photos

Gig in Brighton at Greendoor Store Really wish more service stations were as ramshackle and splendid as this one somewhere in Shropshire. Live in the Town Hall at Bishops Castle, Shropshire. Good times in the Hotspur lift. From the Jazz Services funded tour we did with the Birchall Brice Marks Trio in Jan/Feb of this […]

Touching Extremes review of “Spitting Feathers”

Guitarist David Birchall, double bassist Olie Brice and percussionist Phillip Marks recorded these seven improvised tracks in Manchester, October 2011. The interplay is distinguished by a fair degree of concentration in large quantities of succeeding events: no room for lingering silences here, though one clearly detects the attention with which the players listen to each […]

Spitting Feathers

We got a CDr release together for the tour with thee Birchall/Brice/Marks Trio. Its called “Spitting Feathers” and has 7 tracks on just under an hour long. We recorded it to tape last year with Karl in The Milkroom at Hotspur Press. You can hear the first two tracks here: http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/reel1-track-1 http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/reel1-track-2 Thanks to the […]

Birchall/Brice/Marks Trio Tour

Excited about this tour at the end of the month! Thanks to Jazz Services for helping us out with this. You can hear a track here from the recording we made with Karl late last year. http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/reel1-track-1 Poster is probably first one in years Ive actually involved a computer in designing. Pleased it still manages […]

Catatumbo Poster

A splendid reaction on the streets of Whalley Range to the Catatumbo poster. This one features what I think is a correction of some overspacing and a kiss from pink lipstick. Saturday 6th November Catatumbo Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones Ingrid Laubrock is a founder member of the F-IRE collective, currently resident in New York she has […]

Catatumbo in Manchester

Saturday 6th November Catatumbo Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones Ingrid Laubrock is a founder member of the F-IRE collective, currently resident in New York she has worked with Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Polar Bear amongst others. “darkly beautiful and breathtakingly inventive” All About Jazz Olie Brice: double bass A mainstay on the London improvising scene has […]