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Seb Rochford: “I don’t actually listen to a lot of jazz”

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Seb Rochford (centre) with the other members of Polar Bear (credit: RJ Fernandez)

A few years ago an article in the Guardian asked of the drummer Seb Rochford: “Is this the hardest-working man in music?” At the time, Rochford was collaborating with the tenor saxophonist Pete Wareham in three bands—Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland and Fulborn Teversham—as well lending a hand (or, rather, two hands) in a dizzying number of other projects, with such luminaries as David Byrne, Brian Eno and Pete Doherty. Acoustic Ladyland…

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