When an artist and session player like Leo Abrahams is continually involved in so many varied and interesting musical endeavors, it is essential to catch up. For the first time we actually spoke rather than emailed and an interview turned into a conversation, starting with a discussion of another wide-ranging guitarist we both love, Chris Spedding (Elton John, Bryan Ferry, John Cale, Robert Gordon et al), before getting into gear and aleatory music concepts.
Adam Coney joins a coterie of young (ish) British guitarists, like Chris Montague and Leo Abrahams (name-checked here by Coney) who comfortably straddle the line between session work and more personal creative endeavors. In Coney’s case these projects might include the prog‑jazz group Morviscous, Acland & Sydney, Calibos (with Jonny Fryer), City Shepherd, and Noon, all represented on Trestle records, a label he helps run. Coney’s solo debut record, entitled The Fall Of The Flamingo Gardens comes out today.