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Four whispers for Archie's chair


Archie and Rene were neighbours. Archie was dying of Parkinson’s disease and Keith and Julie lent him a chair with a bowed back for support. Thereafter Keith, Julie and their children referred to the chair as “Archie’s Chair”. Lasting just a couple of minutes and demonstrating an almost Skempton-like simplicity, Four whispers for Archie’s chair is a small tribute or remembrance of that chair and its owner. It consists of four gentle refrains for the soprano saxophone over an undulating accompaniment.

from notes by Peter Reynolds © 2010


SIGCD227Download only


Track 9 on SIGCD227 CD1 [1'56] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD227 disc 1 track 9

Recording date
11 February 2009
Recording venue
The Malthouse, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Joel Garthwaite
Recording engineer
Roland Heap
Hyperion usage
  1. Flux (SIGCD227)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: March 2011
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