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Butcher, John / Eddie Prevost : Interworks (Matchless)


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product information:

UPC: 502049206622

Label: Matchless
Catalog ID: MRCD66
Squidco Product Code: 5751

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Gateway Stuidos, Kingston-upon-Thames, England on July 17th, 2005 by Steve Lowe.


John Butcher-tenor, soprano saxophones

Eddie Prévost-tam-tam and other percussion

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track listing:

1. Out Work 8:07

2. Work Shy 14:17

3. Work Flow 4:44

4. Work Up 5:17

5. Shift Work 19:24

6. Work In 3:45
Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Duo Recordings
John Butcher

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Saxophonist Butcher and percussionist Prevost are not the kind of musicians to turn in substandard performances, but even by their high standards this is a remarkably compelling disc. The recording by engineer Steve Lowe renders the protesting metallic wail of Prevost's tam-tam and Butcher's disparate whispers, squelches, and immaculately joined multiphonic excursions as vivid as sunlight in the tropics, and the player's interaction is fully up to the scrutiny enabled by such transparency. The AMM aesthetic manifests in the way parallel improvisations coexist without forcing an obvious relationship, and there is a feeling throughout the record that Butcher is making his space on Prevost's turf. But maybe it's just that no other percussionist who has recorded with Butcher has ever so rigorously confined himself; for most of the record Prevost sticks to bowed sounds on a single instrument, in stark contrast with the split-second changes of Gino Robair or the sonic and stylistic change-ups of Gerry Hemingway. Such self-discipline leads to music that is not at all flashy, but instead evolves with unshakable rightness. "Interworks" is a great one by great ones!"-Bill Meyer, Signal to Noise, Spring 2006

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