Nouveau Calls is a powerful, all-instrumental album, written and performed by Wishbone Ash specifically for Miles Copeland’s I.R.S. NO SPEAK label, in 1988. The project featured Martin Turner and Ted Turner, the band’s original bass and lead guitar, along with Steve Upton on drums and Andy Powell on lead guitar.
The recording features the great dual lead guitars of Wishbone Ash together again, but as never before – this time they wind their way through emotive instrumental songs.
The album title Nouveau Calls is a pun on “No Vocals”.
Wishbone Ash on Nouveau Calls
- Andy Powell
Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin
- Ted Turner
Lap Steel and Electric Guitars, Banjo
- Martin Turner
Bass Guitar and Keyboards
- Steve Upton
Drums and Percussion
Wishbone Ash is noted for their extensive use of the harmony twin lead guitar format, which had been attracting electric blues bands since Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page played together in The Yardbirds in 1966. Their contributions helped Andy Powell and Ted Turner to be voted “Two of the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History.”
Popular Albums from Wishbone Ash
- Wishbone Ash (1970)
- Pilgrimage (1971)
- Argus (1972)
- Wishbone Four (1973)
- There’s the Rub (1974)
- New England (1976)
Clousseau – from Nouveau Calls – Wishbone Ash
Flags of Convenience – from Nouveau Calls – Wishbone Ash
From Soho to Sunset – from Nouveau Calls – Wishbone Ash
Nouveau Calls – full album – Wishbone Ash