STEVE BERESFORD - FRI 30 DEC 2007
|This was a beautiful, graceful hour of music and talk with Steve, he brought a box of CD's of recordings that he has made from a thirty year career. Some were records that i had owned and treasured many years ago, like The Bath of Surprises which was played constantly in the front room of a house i lived in in New Cross Gate many years ago. His collaboration album DEADLY WEAPONS i remember too, a recording that he made with JOHN ZORN among others. On playing it still sounds as fresh today as it did then. PRINCE FAR I and THE SLITS had to be aired. Carrot cake was consumed. A ghostly rattle played around the room when the faders were pushed up. Somewhere between the newly mounted tannoys on the wall and the cheap looking aluminium housed office strip lights on the ceiling. I'm not sure if any of you listening were picking it up. Not that it mattered. The music just got better and better. An inverted jazz classic where Steve sang 'Unremarkable' as opposed to i guess 'Unforgettable' was a highlight, as was the MELODY FOUR'S version of Monsiuer Hulot's Holiday. We went right back to Steve's earliest recording THREE and FOUR PULLOVERS then banged straight up to speed with some new recordings of PETER EVANS who he was due to play with the following night at the LMC festival. Anyway for MFG it was a pleasure to have Steve come in to the studio playing us all these old and new treasures, thank you.|
Other people are able to articulate his work far more eloquently so if you would like to know more, check this...
One is never quite sure which side of Steve Beresford will show up at any given performance. By the same token it is hard to imagine that he knows before hand either. One thing is for certain, however, it will be ambiguous and it will be unlike anything you are likely to have seen before, or no doubt will ever see again. It is difficult to find fault with that.
an article by Jon Morgan