Release Date: Jul 6, 2009
Record label: Stop And Wrong
Genre(s): Rock, Jazz
Seb Rochford’s afro seems to defy the laws of physics. If you’ve ever listened to the drumming on any of his numerous projects, the image that springs to mind is of Animal (of Muppets fame) – all blood and sweat, flailing hands and hair. I’ve never seen him perform with Acoustic Ladyland, but certainly when playing with Polar Bear the reality couldn’t be more different.
Acoustic Ladyland's Living With a Tiger takes its name from Akong Tulku Rinpoche's Tibetan Buddhist classic Taming the Tiger. The book is about learning to live with one's mind so no wonder it appeals to saxophonist Pete Wareham - the focal point of Acoustic Ladyland along with big-haired drummer Seb Rochford - because being a jazz musician in this country is enough to do anybody's head in. Everyone's told to hate jazz.