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Phil's Jazz Dis-Junction w/ Matthew Bourne

brighton, 24.04.16

With Matthew Bourne

I had the idea that playing alone at home might somehow be a truer version of music-making than, say, giving a concert. If piano falls in a converted barn in Yorkshire and no-one’s around to complain, does it make a sound? I mean, obviously, yes, but I phoned up Matthew Bourne to be sure (and while it’s ringing, check out his new (incredible) solo record (if you haven’t), it's called Moog Memory):

“In one sense I would say that my performing on stage is more honest music-making than me at home. At home, I’m more likely to stop, to fob it off and go and make a cup of tea. Maybe that’s honest in a different way. I found while recording the synthesiser album that I suffered from this problem. It was very unfamiliar territory - you have to figure out the different patches, and you feel different things on different days. Trying to capture that sense of spontaneity and impulsivity is quite difficult. So as soon as I found a sound I liked, I just recorded. The trick was to capture something without trying to…”


  • Marc Schmolling
  • Danielle Darrieux 
    There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie
  • Matthew Bourne 
  • Matthew Bourne 
  • Marc Schmolling
    Untitled [Kitchen Improvisation]
  • Thelonious Monk 
    There's Danger In Your Eyes, Cherie (Take 2)
  • Marc Schmolling
    Odpoldeni Pyžamo (Afternoon Pyjamas)
  • Matthew Bourne 
    V. Etude Psychotique (For John Zorn)
  • Matthew Bourne 
  • Pietro Fornara
    Untitled [Improvisation On A Letter From The Neighbours And Prepared Piano]
  • Phil Smith
    Der Fishwalz (For Natascha)
  • [Fernarndo Pessoa
  • Marc Schmolling
    Season's Prelude
  • Blossom Dearie 
    A Fine Spring Morning
  • Marc Schmolling
  • E. E. Cummings 
    somewhere i have never travelled. gladly beyond (1931)
  • Matthew Bourne 
    Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (For Coral Evans)
  • Phil Smith
    Prelude For The Hinterhof
  • Willie The Lion Smith 
    Music On My Mind