Fred Frith

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    Traffic Continues II: Gusto (for Tom Cora): One Never Knows Do One? / Adage Coda / Long FadeFred Frith
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    From Ice to SteamFred Frith
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    Portrait of a BoyFred Frith
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    Smell My HaloFred Frith
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    The Glass of AbsintheFred Frith

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        In the '60s and '70s, much (if not most) contemporary improvisation was jazz-based. That began to change in the '80s, when a significant number of rock musicians began exploring the possibilities of free improvisation and new classical forms. Fred Frith is one of the more prominent. Co-founder of the underground British band Henry Cow in 1968, composer/improviser/guitarist Frith moved to the U.S. in the late '70s, where he began associations with such New York-based experimental... Read more

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