John Russell Remembers Special Mopomoso Performances 

Source: The Wire.

Mopomoso is possibly “the longest running concert series dedicated to free improvisation in the UK”, according to co-founder John Russell, who is interviewed by Philip Clark in The Wire 437. Russell was already a promoter at the Red Rose Comedy Club in Finsbury Park when Mopomoso (Modern Post-Modern, So What?) took its name in 1990. The night then found a new permanent home at Dalston’s Vortex Jazz Club in 2008, and has continued there ever since, only now breaking for the Coronavirus lockdown.

Read more about the improv institution in Russell’s interview in the current July issue of The Wire. Here, the guitarist picks a selection of memorable shows from the series so far, taking in special guests, unusual venues and large group sessions.