Monday, 26 July 2010


Bestaries, a duo Double Bassist Dominic Lash, it out on the Cathnor Label, more information can be found in the Releases section of this site. Thanks so much to Richard Pinnell and Sarah Hughes.

The cinnamalogus is a bird that lives in Arabia. It builds its nest using the fruit of the cinnamon tree, which men value greatly. The men who want to cinnamon cannot climb the tree to reach the nest, because the nest is too high and the tree branches too delicate, so they throw lead balls to knock down the cinnamon. Cinnamon obtained from the nest of this bird is the most valuable of all.

The bonnacon is a beast with a head like a bull, but with horns that curl in towards each other. Because these horns are useless for defense, the bonnacon has another weapon. When pursued, the beast expels its dung which travels a great distance (as much as two acres), and burns anything it touches.

The pard has a spotted coat, and is extremely swift. It kills its prey with a single leap. The offspring of a pard and a lion is the leopard.