John Russell

The great JOHN RUSSELL passed away. Our label had the priveledge to work with him, Stefan Keune and Kris Vanderstraeten for the release of ‘On Sunday‘ and slowly we got to know the person behind the mentor and innovator he’s. Since the 70s he has been a significant musician and guitarist in the free impro scene, UK and abroad. Focused on the acoustic archtop guitar, John was unique and wilful in his style of playing. For many, like affiliated musicians like Daniel Thompson and Dirk Serries, JOHN RUSSELL was a mentor, a source of inspiration and one of the greatests who paved the way for improvising on the guitar. To get an idea on the artist/human being himself, read this excellent interview with him.
Sleepwell, dear friend.