Chris Turner harmonicas
Recorded 19th March 2003
Torque LT 008
and Fay Stephens are on a sabbatical for five months.
improvising group based in Providence Rhode Island.
Chris Turner: harmonicas. Born in London, studied composition with Chris Small, improvisation with John Stevens and blues with Sonny Terry. He has also worked at Soho Rep and the Dance Theater Workshop in NYC, Echo Theater in Portland Oregon, and Alias Stage and All Children’s Theater in Providence. In 1975 he was the winner of the European Harmonica Championship. He has toured extensively in Europe, Africa and North America. He is also a featured soloist with the RI Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra and has performed and composed for MusicWorks, theTanglewood Chamber Music series. In 2004 he performed at the Lincoln Center with the Brooklyn Philharmonic for the world premiere of The Gaian Variations. Other gigs/recordings include: Ian Anderson, Champion Jack Dupree, Portsmouth Sinfonia, Bobby Bradford, Eugene Chadbourne and Peter Wetzler.
Rachel Maloney: Born playing fiddle in Norton, Virginia in the heart of the Appalachia Mountains. Studied art at The Royal Academy and met Chris Turner in The Portsmouth Symphonia. They made their home in North Carolina for twenty years and are now resident in Providence.
Bob Morgan: clarinet. Studied classical and jazz at Leeds, specialising in composition, clarinet and tenor. Was musical director of The Liverpool Playhouse and composer for televisions Take Hart.In 1995 formed The Angel Of The Odd improvising orchestra and chorus who accompany German silent movies of the 1920s.
Nick Stephens: double bass