De Wolfe re-master Basil Kirchin albums to coincide with Hull 2017 UK City of Culture event
Basil Kirchin, a forgotten genius of post-war British music, was an influential jazz drummer, creative free-spirit and pioneer of Musique Concrète. He spent most of his life living and working in Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, which is honouring him as part of their celebrations. Kirchin wrote a number of albums for the de Wolfe Music library, working with fellow composers John Coleman & Jack Nathan to create some of the most sought-after, cult recordings we have published. With three Basil Kirchin albums already online, we're pleased to do our bit to further Hull's celebration by making a further three re-mastered LPs available.
From 17-19 February a three-day festival, Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, is taking place in venues across Hull. Featuring talks, discussions and concerts, you can find out more information on the event website.