Larry Stabbins

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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Larry Stabbins was born in Bristol where he started playing saxophone at the age of eleven. He started a long association with pianist Keith Tippett when he was sixteen, at the same time serving his musical apprenticeship in countless soul bands, playing the music of Jnr Walker and King Curtis, James Brown and Sam and Dave. He later contributed to many of Tippett's projects such as Centipede, Ark, Tapestry and the Septet. In addition to occasional duo performances, in the mid-eighties they also worked as a trio for a time with percussionist Louis Moholo, while Tippett was himself involved in various Working Week and Weekend activities and Keith's wife Julie sang on the fourth Working Week album...
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”One of the true greats of British music”
Giles Peterson BBC Radio 1.
”One of the most innovative saxophonists in Britain”
Anthony Wood -The Wire
Septober Energy (1971) RCA Keith Tippett’s `Centipede`
Mouthpiece (1973) Emanem 4039 Spontaneous Music Orchestra
Fire Without Bricks (1976) Bead 4 Ashbury Stabbins duo
Frames (1978) Ogun 3/4 Keith Tippett’s `Ark`
Mama Lapato (1979/1981) Bead20 Mama Lapato
Stringer (1980) FMP SAJ-41 London Jazz Composers Orchestra
Tern (1982) FMP SAJ-43/44/ Unheard Music Series Moholo, Stabbins, Tippett
Continuum (1983) Matchless MR7 Eddie Prevost Quartet Re-released with extra tracks as MRCD07 1999
A Loose Kite…..(1984) Ogun 007/008 Keith Tippett Septet
Tomorrow Is Here (1985) Dossier ST 7507 Tony Oxley Celebration Orchestra
Working Nights (1984/5) ) `Working Week Virgin Records
Companeros (1986) `Working Week Virgin Records
Surrender (1987) `Working Week Virgin Records
Fire In The Mountain (1989) `Working Week Virgin Records
Black and Gold (1991) `Working Week Virgin Records
The Marz Combo (1992) FMP CD47 Peter Brotzmann Tentet
Prayer (1999) One track on `Talking Drums` Unknown Public 12 Larry Stabbins/Oktal
Four in the afternoon (2001) Emanem 4067 Wren/Stabbins/Riley/Sanders
Monadic (2002) Emanem Solo Saxophone Improvisations released 2003
Stonephace (2009) Stonephace Tru Thoughts

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