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Simon Fell is a composer and double bassist active in free improvisation and contemporary jazz and chamber music. He has worked in small or medium groups with John Butcher, Peter Brötzmann, Lol Coxhill, Billy Jenkins, Joe Morris, Keith Tippett, John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Joey Baron, Elliott Sharp, Billy Bang, Christian Marclay, Han Bennink and numerous others, and was a founder member of London Improvisers Orchestra. Regular groupings include SFQ, IST, Mick Beck's Something Else, Hession/Wilkinson/Fell and many more. He has presented compositions for improvisers at the LMC Festival, the Termite Festival, the Frakture Festival, Leo Records' Unsung Music Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the BBC Electric Proms, the Festival Éclats d'Émail and on many other occasions. His discography includes over 120 recordings. 

photo © Jo Fell 1996

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