'Firebird V11' is an explosion of musical inventiveness, created by Phil Manzanera, one of the UK's great musicians and guitarists,with ex-Quiet Sun and This Heat's avant garde drummer Charles Hayward, top Polish classical/jazz pianist Lezek Mozdzer and renowned bassist Yaron Stavi from Gilad Atzmon's band. This ambitious musical endeavour is inspired by the red and white Gibson Firebird V11 guitar, his signature guitar and one that Manzanera has had a 35 year musical partnership with. The seven track album was recorded in one week at Manzanera's Gallery Studios in June 2007. Firebird V11 continues in the tradition of Quiet Sun and the instrumental side of the 801 Live project. MacCormick and Haywards' tracks were in fact written in 1970 for Quiet Sun's 'Mainstream' album, but until now, were never recorded. The tracks are: Fortunately I Had One With Me, Cartagena, FIReEBIReD, A Few Minutes, After Magritte.