Charles-Eric Charrier / Dean McPhee / Magpahi
Charles Eric Charrier is a French bassist, guitarist and pianist, mining the remote seams of music between post-classical, jazz, acoustic blues and ambient. Hidden or distant those seams may be, but all the richer for those who take the time to seek them out. Echoes of innovative artists like Earth, Anouar Brahem, Bohren und der Club of Gore, Chet Baker or even Malian musicians such as Ali Farka Toure and Tinariwen sometimes appear on the horizon, only to disappear at the next turn. Charrier’s music as band-leader on ‘Petite Soeur’, his first release for Gizeh Records, is endlessly yearning and searching, pushing and pulling at the basic fabric of bass, piano, drums and guitar.
Dean McPhee - Bingley resident and sublime, thoughtful instrumentalist - plays a Fender telecaster, through a Fender valve amp, conjuring up the sort of autumnal ghosts that Sunday afternoons in September are all about. His new album “Fatima’s Hand” is due out October 2014 on Blast First Petite on vinyl, cd and download.
Magpahi, AKA Alison Cooper drops by Fuse again after her recent appearance with Echo of Light. According to her website she creates "falsetto fairytale folk songs and 16th century poems from the black and white birds nest". Well, whether she is a thieving bird or not she definitely makes this songs/poems her own. Not to be missed.