About Rick Foot

Double bassist and singer-songwriter.

Coming from a background in abstract improvisation and jazz, his melodic lines and inventive technical approach to the instrument make him an instantly recognisable presence.

"Breathtaking... a distinctive voice" BBC

"Splendid and off-the-wall" Festivals For All

"Conjures an impressive array of sound effects without any electronic trickery" City Life

"A freak" Jersey Evening Post

current projects

Currently touring with Ruth Theodore.

Working regularly with Arnie Cottrell, Jo Long, Eva Abraham, Tori Reed.

Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor band.

Australian roots guitarist Derrin Nauendorf.

Solo with bass, voice and loop device.

Recent work

Recording with Luke Daniels and John Dipper, and touring with Luke.

Several tours with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings.

Two albums of Lorca poems fashioned into songs, and eight years' relentless touring with singer/guitarist Keith James, playing Nick Drake, John Martyn, Lorca and Keith's songs.

Essay in Subha Mukherji's Thinking on Thresholds on freedom, the eternal present and the death of jazz

Installation piece a phenomenology of identity for the SoundLAB Collective, Cologne

past work

Led Mingus-repertoire band On The Corner for ten years, including two chaotic tours with saxophonists Dick Heckstall-Smith and Ed Jones.

Long-running abstract improvising trio with Steve McDade and the late Simon Reeve.

Several tours and an album with Janos Lang's Anglo-Hungarian celtic band Fianna.

Half a dozen tours of the US with celtic band Broderick.

Extensive work in jazz and free improvisation with many different musicians in the UK, Holland and Spain - among them Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Harry Beckett, Chris Biscoe, Sarah Gail Brand, Henry Lowther, John Law.

photo by Tony Edwards


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