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Irving, Tony / Massimo Magee : Vitriol And The Third Oraculum (577 Records)

Two separate live recordings from the UK sax & drum duo of Massimo Magee on tenor, alto and sopranino saxophones, and drummer Tony Irving (Ascension), both captured in 2019 at The Globe in Newcastle Upon Tyne and at Hundred Years Gallery in London, as they burn through three free jazz dialogs of passionate playing informed by personal history and creative drive.
 

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Massimo Magee-tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone

Tony Irving-drums


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Label: 577 Records
Catalog ID: 5835
Squidco Product Code: 28572

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Tracks 1 and 3 recorded at The Globe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, on January, 28th, 2019 by Massimo Magee.

Track 2 recorded at the Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK on January, 19th, 2019 by Joshua Weitzel.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"These explosive live recordings capture Tony Irving (from legendary UK group Ascension) & Massimo Magee (up-and-coming writer, artist, and musician based in London) in full, incendiary flight on two dates in their early 2019 UK duo tour.

The music is an impassioned statement of transcendental yearning, refracted through some of the more intense possibilities of the acoustic drum kit and saxophone duo on two separate January evenings. It is informed strongly by the free jazz tradition which the duo takes as its vital spark and the timeless relevance of that music to essential human struggle, with urgency and insistence that reflects the contemporary condition. It is a music that, at heart, resists analysis because its eyes are set firmly on achieving a state about which no words could be said, a state that 'gives a holiday to every sense'. This live album is an example of that ongoing endeavor."-577 Records


Artist Biographies

"Massimo Magee is a writer, artist and musician based in London. His work is wide-ranging, including fiction, text art, sound and image digital art pieces, experimental music (improvised, composed and everything in between), free jazz, radically extended saxophony, electronics, data manipulation and much more. He has performed internationally and had recordings released in the USA, UK, France, Poland and Australia with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Hankil Ryu, Sangtae Jin, Keith Rowe, David W Stockard, Tony Irving (Ascension), Christian Munthe, Lee Noyes, Matt Earle, Adam Sussmann, Elliott Dalgleish, Michael Pisaro, Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Barre Phillips and many more on labels such as Homophoni, Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ilse, Ideal State, Audiotong, Factor Vac and others. Ensembles have included Cyclone Trio, Apocalypse Jazz Unit, the Magee/Green/Fowler-Roy Trio, MTJAM and many ad hoc groups. His Manifesto (New Unities) has recently been published."

-Cafe Oto (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/massimo-magee-ken-ikeda-joshua-weitzel/)
6/12/2024

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"Tony Irving formed the improvisation duo Ascension in London in the 90's latterly with former Skullflower and Whitehouse guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn. He has played with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Pat Thomas, Lol Coxhill amongst others and recorded a CD with British Jazz legend Paul Dunmall. In an augmented line up as Descension with Simon Fell and Charles Wharf they almost caused a riot supporting Sonic Youth in London. Since 2005 Irving has been residing in Brisbane where he has been building percussion guitars."

-Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/275690009172513/)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Vitriol 5:05

2. Well Of Souls 17:26

The Third Oraculum 25:52

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Duo Recordings
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos

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