Mark Langford Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Piano FringeFreeFour outloud

Projects (As at Jan 2017)

Thinko Jazz. With Tony Orrell (drums) and Paul Anstey (string bass) plus guest Kevin Figes (alto sax). Always such fun to play music  with Tony and Paul! Playing some of my tunes as springboards for improvised connections - some from the 1980s like Elephant Dance and Crackle plus new pieces. Great to have an opportunity write tunes and riffs.  Here is a review of Café Kino gig in September 2016.

Exchange. Weekly Friday sessions started up by Roger Skerman (drums) and Hugh Kirkbride  in 2015, now with a core including Paul Anstey, Phil Gibbs, Dave Jones and Roger Telford. Released a CD “Exchange” in Jan 2017.

Fringe Free Music.  Amazingly this “last Monday of the month” improvised gig in now just starting its fourth year! This is with Bob Helson (drums) who is the main organiser, Phil Gibbs (guitar) and Paul Anstey with a guest or two each month.  Fringe Music CD available here

Temporary Front. Trio with Dominic Lash (string bass) and Roger Telford (drums), Played first couple of gigs in 2016, had great fun and releasing a CD soon.

Blazing Flame with Steve Day (vocals and words), Pete Evans(Electric Voilin), Anton Healey(drums), Julian Dale (‘cello and double bass). Playing to words and verses by Steve this is challenging, different and exciting working on specific pieces. CD “The Set List” due out soon.

Contact Dance. I have worked with contact improv dancers at Hamilton House over the last 3 years enjoying the challenge playing with dancers and movement, developing a different vocalulary and approach. Very illuminating as the only musician so everything can be heard .. but also the dance is the main event so relaxing to play in a supportive / collaborative way with plenty of space.