‘The physical attack of JA’s vibraphone matches PB for impact… the extended sustain opens up an eerie space for some of his most fertile lyricism… I swear I saw him dancing at the side of the stage…’
A rare show: the piano as a control matrix for harmonically rich feedback tones and devastating clusters of complex noise. Beautifully rendered at 45rpm.
Otomo and sampler Sachiko with Evan Parker, John Edwards and Tony Marsh — and John Butcher making up the sextet.
The AACM legend over two nights in 2012, with John Edwards on double-bass and Tony Marsh on drums. All three play brilliantly together. Staggeringly good music; lovely silk-screened sleeve. Warmly recommended.
From their late-2011 live collaboration. Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards and Steve Noble — Hammond B3, double bass, drums — with the US legend playing pocket trumpet and alto saxophone.