"John Coxon, electric guitar and prepared piano. Evan Parker, tenor saxophone. Eddie Prévost, percussion. Recorded by Tom Bugs live at The Cube, Bristol on 8 March 2008. Mixed by Rick Campion at City University Music Studios. Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Gray's Inn Road. Artwork by James Vickery. Diverse musical elements - coruscating cymbal scrapes, shimmering amplifier hum, melancholy saxophone circlings, sharp hits of snare, string and reed, slow motion guitar riffs, deep tam-tam surges and floor tom rasps, hypnotic prepared piano figures, and hovering fragments of song-like melodies - fracture and coalesce in this single intense improvisation. Featuring two of the foundational figures of free improvisation alongside a younger arrival, this recording captures the first meeting of this trio. They had all played together before separately, and the combination of familiarity and unfamiliarity proved productive: there's plenty of divergence and convergence here, and plenty of tension too - most interestingly, perhaps, in their differing approaches to repetition and tonality. At times coming uncomfortably close to each other, at times standing far apart, the trio moves inexorably towards a beautiful - and, in its simplicity, startling - conclusion. Numbered edition of 500 CDs. 350gsm card outer cover. 150gsm paper inner cover. Monochrome risograph print." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2013| FATAKA | 14.90

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