it’s obvious

it's obvious     

… a little jazz jam with new horn swoggler Stephe Hooxan on tenor saxophone with Bam on piano, Ed on drums and Boa on bass.

duet for piano and violin

duet for piano and violin     

… played here by Bam and Ruth. A slow piece, sometimes plaintive, sometimes less so, inspired in part by distant memories of hearing Charlie Chaplin’s soundtracks.

if yesterday were tomorrow

if yesterday were tomorrow     

Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a simple repeating theme with variations for two pianos, violin and 3 cellos. Bam and Ed on the pianos, Ruth on violin and Boa, Patrick and Art on the cellos.

monsters…

monsters     

… big, medium and small rattling around in your head, all friendly but very noisy.

more tea Mrs Armitage?

more tea Mrs Armitage?     

a funking jam featuring Terrie from Tonehammer on vocals joining Bam Boozle & the horn swogglers plus friends with hammond, bass, guitar, clavinet, drums, moog and a sax section.

happy new weird

a strange quirky piece with elements of dubstep and other strangeness. Slow and quite hypnotic in a heavy industrial way. Might break your speakers.

happy new weird     

blues from beyond the closed door

blues from beyond the closed door     

a blues shuffle in D minor with Art Guthie on guitar, Boa Dubless on bass, Ed Thrums on drums and Bam Boozle on the rhodes. Messy jamming in the studio while the other horn swogglers went out for doughnuts.

picture of Art Guthie, guitarist with Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers

Art Guthie

playing on Mars

playing on Mars     

a piece driven by an aggressive beat and buzzy bass with a surfeit of lushness, eerie noises, obligatory quirkiness to lighten the mood and some glitches for good m-m-mea-su-sure. Best with headphones and written for the fictitious game “playing on Mars” (imagine buzzing around in a fast hovercraft and stopping every now and then to …..)

same as it ever is

same as it ever is     

a piece for two pianos, trumpet, violin, cello, double bass and small violin section. Played here by Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers in a big echoey hall. Bam is playing a basic theme again and again while Ruth, Boa, Art, Patrick and Ed muck about on other instruments (made a small change to the cello part, never liked the original – 23/12/10).

G minor blues

G minor blues     

Bam Boozle and the horn swogglers play a slow laid-back minor blues in the jazz style for those summer evenings. Bam on piano, Ruth Tempet on trumpet, Boa Dubless on double bass, Art Guthie on guitar and Ed Thrums on drums (Bam & Ruth made a few changes 3/7/2011).