Steve Noble

photo credit: Jamie Smith

photo credit: Jamie Smith

From drumming with the last incarnation of wayward pop mavericks Rip, Rig and Panic, to head to heads on turntables with Otomo Yoshihide, Steve Noble brings a commitment to music making that brims over with inspiration. His musical journey from the early duos with Alex Maguire is an ongoing quest for musical purity.

Steve Noble studied with Nigeria master drummer Elkan Ogunde and in the early 1980s. Since then he has worked in a variety of musical contexts but has been extensively involved in improvised music through work with a wide range of musicians.  From bright new turk to the old guard Noble seems to turn on a sixpence and encompass it all. His recent work with Peter Broetzmann finds him in stellar form as with the bands NEW and Decoy. Noble is still the one to compare every other drummer to.

Steve Noble at Boat-ting London 20.06.11

Peter Brotzmann / Steve Noble – I Am Here Where Are You