Ripsaw Catfish

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

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

‘Intense, gnarly and experimental’ – The Guardian

A biog:

Ripsaw Catfish is the collaborative duo of Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter (guitar). Their music employs a collection of pre-composed elements which can then be drawn upon, or not, during the course of an improvisation. The Manchester and London-based musicians started meeting in September 2013 to explore improvised and composed music, and in 2014 they performed widely around the UK. Their debut album ‘For The Benefit Of The Tape’ was released the same year on Colin Webster’s Raw Tonk label, and they created ad-hoc ensembles with musicians from several cities for the touring project ‘Shoaling’, supported by Sound And Music. They are working on a second album to be released on Raw Tonk in Spring 2017.

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