Sun Ra Says…

April 17, 2022

Yes this is total showing off…. but fuck it…


Memories of Studying with Joe Morello

April 8, 2022

I recorded these for an interview for a research thing. It was fun so I thought I’d put them up here. I was in Ghana and during the recording I get interrupted by my wife, nearly burn down the hotel room, there’s a lizard, and my wife read more


Lindsay L Cooper’s A Madman’s Approach To Music

February 19, 2021

This is a beautiful music manifesto/poem from the  sorely missed wonderful person and musician – Scottish bass and tuba player Lindsay Cooper.

To see the pdf click here


Playtime Interval Interview: Bonus extras

February 1, 2021

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft – Good bits that couldn’t fit into the interviews with Greg Lawson, Haftor Medböe, and Paul Towndrow. With Tom Bancroft


Playtime Interval Interview 18: Playtime Interval Interview

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Dutch musician Jorrit – who is based in Boston – about being Dutch, jazz and improvised music as a form of resistance and protest, and reflect on the Multi Story Karma Park gig from 1997 – which featured Jorrit and Martyn Bennett (who died 16 years ago today) amongst many others – with some video footage from that gig featuring Martyn.. It is beautiful!


Playtime Interval Interview 17: David Berkman

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews New York’s David Berkman ahead of him joining Playtime for a live remote transatlantic improv session on January 29th at 8.15pm GMT (3.15 EST. and 1.15 pm PST. Find the livestream on YouTube read more


Playtime Interval Interview 16: Haftor Medböe

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews wonderful guitarist and human Haftor Medböe for his Playtime Livestream. Hear the concert at www.playtime-music.com.


Playtime Interval Interview 15: 2020 Round Up

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft rounds up the Playtime year with Martin Kershaw and Mario Caribé


Playtime Interval Interview 14: Greg Lawson

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Greg Lawson of Moishe’s Bagel ahead of their gig at Playtime live-streamed from Pathhead Village Hall. There is flirting, there is hair tossing…


Playtime Interval Interview 13: Tom Gibbs

Playtime Interval Interview: Tom Bancroft interviews Tom Gibbs ahead of his gig at Playtime live-streamed from Pathhead Village Hall. What did they discuss… school… bearded face masks… stuff. It’s good.