MP3 mrs pilgrimm - JAZZ: Weird Jazz
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Fragile one minute, in your face the next.
Cello but who'd know? cos she plays in such a plucky groove.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Weird Jazz, BLUES: Mellow Blues
"it's one of the best records I've bought all year!
Sophie sings and plays cello alongside a simple percussion arrangement and the whole record is just sublime. I guess its comparable to likes of Cat Power or bjork as her voice is reminiscent of both in places. If you see it buy it" by Matt (who had never heard of mrs p before buying the record in a book shop)
I began writing songs on my cello after graduating at Northampton college, UK, in 1993 ( I did music, drama and art)
Soon after, I joined the band "Ubu Swirl" with Paul W. and Tim Harries (he's played with Brian Eno, June Tabor, Iain Bellamy, Ben Castle, Mike Westbrook, Alan Moore, The Hungry Ants and many more).So there.
Paul and I moved to Hamburg, where we played and played and sold lots of vinyl* and made little fabric Y-fronts as flyers.("ubu swirl" double album out soon)((we also got married and had children, but that's another story))
Michael Rother (Neu!) saw me playing in a Hamburg bar and asked me to record some vocals for him (that album was released in May 04)
In 2001 I wrote the 1st mrs Pilgrimm songs using lines from Paul's notebook (full of spleen and long words) and my own (full of simple one-liners and silly doodles).
The whole album was recorded and mixed in just 2 days,with Roy Dodds on percussion and Tim Harries on bass guitar,electric guitar and double bass. It sounds live and relaxed cos that's what it was (mostly)
I've kept on playing mostly solo shows(with my line 6 loop pedal) including several European tours (one with The Four Tenors; an experiment on performance without practice,also featuring Steve Mathewson, Steve Westfield and Lou Barlow)- that was a laugh!
Some mrs https://www.tradebit.comluences:(though I sound like none of them really) The Velvet Underground, Neil Young,US Maple, Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges ("Back to Back"), Anthony Braxton, Led Zeppelin, Melt Banana, Bach cello suites, Mozart, Can, Spacemen Three, Billie Holiday, Mingus/Roach/Ellington ("Money Jungle"),Stephen Mathewson,Captain Beefheart, Nick Drake.
*yes it's also available in gorgeous,clear,10" vinyl.(not many left though) contact hinterhoff to buy one.
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