Chris Williams ‘Let Spin’
Chris Williams sax, Moss Freed guitar
Ruth Goller bass, Finlay Panter drums
Let Spin are the tight British punk-jazz quartet formed in 2012 by Led Bib saxophonist Chris Williams and former Acoustic Ladyland bass guitarist Ruth Goller, with the similarly adventurous Manchester duo of guitarist Moss Freed and Beats and Pieces drummer Finlay Panter. The Guardian reports that they are ‘an electrifying live band whose grooves could wake the dead’.
‘New album Let Go’s strengths are guitar-led Bill Frisellian tone-poems that build to bagpipey sax anthems, laments pitched against metallic guitar chords like the steadily boiling ‘Killing Our Dreams’, and Ladylandesque rhythm-driven pieces like ‘Rotation’, full of spat-out sax yelps and throbbing basslines. The journeys to big finales take routes that get familiar after a while, but Let Go is a colourful flyer for a very hot live band’. The Guardian