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Short and Long Ditties

by Treppenwitz

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Stationary 01:38
Woodthief 04:09
Mao II 09:22
Scuppering 02:11


Ditty, n.
A song or little poem to be sung.

Short and Long Ditties is part I of II: the partial documentation of a series of recordings made on 25-26th November 2015 in Leeds Fold.


released December 5, 2016

Matthew Aplin – piano
Tom Riviere – double bass
Steve Hanley – drums

Tracks 1 and 8 composed by Steve Hanley.
Track 2 composed by Matthew Aplin.
Track 5 composed by Tom Riviere.
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 are spontaneous improvisations.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by James Hamilton for New Jazz Records

Band photo by Maria Alzamora


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Treppenwitz Leeds, UK

Treppenwitz, n.
An event or fact that seems to contradict its background or context.

Treppenwitz is a project dedicated to improvisation and the exploration of sounds within open structures.

Matthew Aplin – piano
Tom Riviere – double bass
Steve Hanley – drums
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