Music

Recent recordings and projects

West Hill Blast Quartet

Live at Cafe OTO





Available on foolproof projects.

Jazzwise review:


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East of Eden

Gum Arabic / Confucius

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Slobbering in mud and rubies
the idol Anubis dreams in the sea and the rain
of a bracelet, bearing four talismen
lost on African plains

Flickering in slow light movements
of her musicians
Eve pivots in the sun
blues and pink peal through saffire dust
strike up for the thin trapeze girl

Lyrics spoken and written by Ron Caines

From the album SNAFU, released 1970

East of Eden - SNAFU

Ron Caines / Andy Pyne

Basquiat Blues





Released 24 March 2015
Ron Caines - Tenor, Alto & Soprano Sax
Andy Pyne - Drums
Cover art by Ron Caines.

Available from Bandcamp

Basquiat Blues

Ron Caines / Marcus O'Dair / Andy Pyne

Atlantide

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"The trio delve enthusiastically into an area of improvisation owing much to the old Chicago free jazz model"
Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise, July 2010

Available from Foolproof Projects

Atlantide

Ron Caines / Andy Pyne

Continuous Line

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"Caines has a terse, succinct tone, not given to overblown histrionics but content, instead, to discover languid,laconic melodies that smoulder with a kind of rueful wisdom."
Dan Spicer, Jazz Wise, 2009

Available from Foolproof Projects

Caines and Pyne

Broken Star and Ron Caines

Radio Kaput Stern

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Broken Star

Research

The Perpetual City

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Research: The Perpetual City

Ron Caines / Gus Garside

Tilt

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"Earnest lyricism and sugar-free technical facility revealing a strenuous observation of the rules of soulfulness, every pitch resulting from a series of variables which the reedist seems to have complete control of."
Massimo Ricci, Rome 2011

Ron Caines / Gus Garside

Ron Caines / Alice Eldridge

Rothko Veil

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Rothko Veil

Parker's Mood

Cassette on Flux Music, 1989

Ron Caines - Alto Saxophone
Nigel Jefferies - Piano
Bob Helson - Drums
Ted Brewster - Bass

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Parker's Mood

RON CAINES / MONTY OXYMORON / TONY GILL

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RON CAINES / TONY GILL

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