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"Normally a visit to Liverpool in the U.K. ought to result in the acquisition of memorabilia related to the good old Fab Four, not a lengthy rampage of free jazz that sounds like something that might have been pressed up on pockmarked vinyl by the French BYG label in the '70s.
This record featuring two trio jams of more than 20 minutes each was recorded at a Liverpool venue in 2006, however.
Tenor and alto saxophonists Ray Dickaty and Dave Jackson created these pieces from thin air, possibly in order to keep the highly energetic drummer Steve Belger from chewing up all the new waterfront construction projects and fabricating drumsticks from the pieces caught in between his teeth.
Seizing on one repeated pitch and hammering it out in unison is something of a pedestrian move, yet at more pleasing intervals the hornmen concoct a syncopated theme in the style of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, framed in such a way that the drummer must think he has been titled at an angle, not that such a move would ever slow down this guy."
- Eugene Chadbourne, Allmusic

"Under a stairwell on a connecting floor somewhere between the attic where The Stooges recorded the 17-minute version of ‘LA Blues’ and the smoky basement jazz club in which Albert Ayler performed ‘Holy Ghost,’… that’s where Solar Fire Trio currently dwell"
- Julian Cope

"Very nice slab here from Liverpool's Solar Fire Trio.
Formed in '05 by Spiritualized saxophonist, Ray Dickaty, alto player Dave Jackson and drummer, Steve Belger, their eponymous debut LP is classic squee-pileage in the post-ESP tradition.
Unlike some Euro players, these three base their sound on loose sonic collisions and interwoven blather in ripely extended fire-form, all revolving around theories of meat and its ability to burn.
Solid, savage blurt." Thurston Moore - Bull Tongue / Ecstatic Peace.

Recorded at The Everyman and Vulcan Studios, Liverpool 2006
Released November 26, 2013


released May 1, 2020

Dave Jackson - Alto sax,
Ray Dickaty - Tenor sax,
Steve Belger - Drums


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Ray Dickaty Warsaw, Poland

Spiritualized 1997-2002
Moonshake 1994-1997
Skree 1992-1996
Solar Fire Trio from 2004
Loka 2007 - 2012 (ninja tune).

Resident in Warsaw.An active member of the Improvised music scene. A theatre music director. Director of Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra Music director Spacefest Gdansk. Workshops Leader in Improvised Music.
see raydickaty.com for more information /gigs etc
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