Ripsaw Catfish

Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone), Anton Hunter (guitar).

‘Namazu’ (Raw Tonk Records, 2017):

‘Intense, gnarly and experimental’ – The Guardian

Ripsaw Catfish is the collaborative duo of Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter (guitar). Their second album ’Namazu’, released on Raw Tonk Records in March 2017, is named after a giant earthquake-causing catfish from Japanese mythology. The Manchester and London-based musicians started meeting in 2013 to explore improvised and composed music and the spaces in between, going on to release their debut album ‘For The Benefit Of The Tape’ on Raw Tonk in 2014. They have since toured widely in the UK, France, Holland and Belgium. Working together regularly outside the duo format, they play in each other’s large ensembles (Cath’s ‘Favourite Animals’ and Anton’s ‘Article XI’) and in Cath’s quintet Sloth Racket, which has received considerable critical acclaim since its debut for Jazz North East in 2015.

‘For The Benefit Of The Tape’ (Raw Tonk Records, 2014):

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catfish sjqPhotos (from top): Ripsaw Catfish at Pletterij in Haarlem, NL by Rob Brakel; at Plateforme in Paris by Helen Kirwan; in Manchester by Jon Tipler, and at Servant Jazz Quarters in London by Tom Ward.