Wednesdays at Kidderminster College can be quite special. Volume two of the collaboration between Steve Lawson, Andy Edwards and Phi Yaan-Zek. Vol 1 was recorded as a series of improvised pieces, but then Phi edited it fairly heavily – nothing was actually rebuilt from samples, but some fairly big edits were done and song structures carved out. For Vol II, this is as it was played – improvised in the moment. Some of the tracks are topped and tailed to edit out waffle, but this is what we did. It’s not easy listening by any stretch, but hopefully it’s rewarding.
Andy Edwards has played with Robert Plant, Frost* and IQ. Andy’s more experimental or unreleased recordings from the last twenty years have been a testament to his musical expertise.
Phi has recorded and performed with the likes of Mike Keneally, Ron Thal, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Steve Lawson and Lalle Larsson among others. With 6 solo CD releases to his name since 1997, Phi’s dynamic musical vision dances yin-yang style between the polarities of passionate, dark intensity and warm, otherworldly playfulness.
The UK’s most celebrated solo bassist, with lots of looped/layered solo albums, & collaborations, most notably with genius singer Lobelia. His music “is the soundtrack to the day you wish you’d had.”