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Dunmall, Paul / James Owson / Taymotusz Joziwiak: This Time In Beautiful Space (FMR)

Performing on tenor, alto and C-melody saxophones plus alto flute, Paul Dunmall's trio brings together drummer Taymotusz Joziwiak (heard on One Became Many, Unmasked and Awoto) and younger generation bassist James Owswon, for an album of expressive and lyrical free jazz, a well-paced example of tempered collective interplay highlighting all three musicians.
 

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Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, c melody saxophone, alto flute

James Owson-bass

Tymotusz Joziwiak-drums


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UPC: 748079797352

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 628
Squidco Product Code: 31998

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded Sansom Studios, in Birmingham, UK, on October 16th, 2020, by Olly Sansom.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"This trio recording is a great addition to all Paul Dunmall's already weight discography ( 101 + CDs on this label alone!

Bassist James Owston (one of the five final contenders for the title of BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2018) and drummer Tymek Jo (winner of the Tony Levin drum prize) are former graduates of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire; both have previously recorded with Dunmall in various configurations but not as a trio. Their musical involvements outside of the modern jazz mainstream and free improvisation scenes include some that are far flung: Owston has composed for cross media projects involving live art and animation as part of the sounding Eye Collective. While Joe Wiak has taken a traditional turn, performing ancient Hispanic musics as a member of the K'Antu Ensemble.

It's free jazz that provides the common language here, with the qualities of malleability, quick wittedness and close listening looming large. Melodic licks developed on the fly give the improvisations a strong narrative quality. There are lush abstractions and some good-time grooving, elements that flux without force. And whilst there is inevitably some high energy leavening, an unhurried, sparing quality predominates, allowing the tone colors from all three instrumentalists to resound."-David Ilic, from the liner notes



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Artist Biographies

"Paul Dunmall was born 1953, Welling, Kent; saxophones, clarinets, bagpipes, miscellaneous wind instruments.

As told to Watson (1989), Paul Dunmall was a working class lad from Welling who left school at 15 and spent two years repairing instruments at Bill Lewington's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. He turned professional at 17 and, following two years touring Europe with a progressive rock band (Marsupilami), joined the Divine Light Mission, a spiritual movement led by Guru Maharaj Ji and moved from London to an ashram in America. He told Isham (1997), 'I moved to an ashram full of musicians - a music ashram - but it was still spiritual practice. That gave me a spiritual understanding through meditation, Coltrane's music, and all the rest of it, led me to that, and that's been a fundament in my life ever since - that I can actually sit down and meditate and forget my body. I realise how important meditation is in my life... but I don't do it so much these days.' During the three years he lived in America, Dunmall played with Alice Coltrane (in a big band with the Divine Light Mission) and toured for twelve months with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

Back in England, he played with Danny Thompson and John Stevens as well as folk musicians Kevin Dempsey, Martin Jenkins and Polly Bolton and then, in 1979 he became a founder member of Spirit Level (Tim Richards, piano; Paul Anstey, bass; Tony Orrell, drums), staying with the group until 1989. During his time with Spirit Level, Dunmall joined the two-tenor front line group Tenor Tonic with Alan Skidmore (1985), played and broadcast with Dave Alexander and Tony Moore in the DAM trio (1986) and formed the Paul Dunmall Quartet with Alex Maguire, Tony Moore and Steve Noble (1986).

In 1987 Paul Dunmall joined the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, being a constant member and appearing on all their recorded output from that date onward. The following year the improvising collective quartet Mujician was formed by Keith Tippett, Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin and has continued to be a regular performing, touring and recording group, sometimes augmented by other musicians. Dunmall has also played in a trio with Keith and Julie Tippetts and in Keith Tippett's big band Tapestry. Two other duos have also sprung out of Mujician: Dunmall with Tony Levin (two CD releases) and Dunmall in folk-influenced outings with Paul Rogers. Another regular playing partner throughout this period and up until the present includes Elton Dean.

In 1995, two trios were formed, the first with Oren Marshall, tuba and Steve Noble, percussion, the second with John Adams, guitar and Mark Sanders, percussion, these sometimes coming together as a quintet. More recently, Dunmall has played in another reeds/guitar/drums trio with Philip Gibbs and Tony Marsh and there appears to be regular crossover between all these players. The Paul Dunmall Octet was founded in 1997."

Dunmall also has released a large number of albums and a box set on the UK FMR label, in various configurations and instrumentation.

-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mdunmall.html)
5/23/2024

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Tymoteusz Jóźwiak is a Polish drummer, born in 1985 in Toruń, kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland. He is known for his trio album Nick Of Time (Fletcher, Brice, Jozwiak) and his work with Paul Dunmall.

-Squidco 5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. This Time In Beautiful Space 12:04

2. Hearing The Message 11:24

3. Let's Go You Know 11:42

4. See Through 9:44

5. Renate 6:59

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings
New in Improvised Music
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