Composer and saxophonist Jon Lloyd comes together for the first time as a quartet with Stan Adler (cello), Marcio Mattos (bass), and Paul Clarvis (percussion) in a series of loosely composed works with a lot of room for improvisation.
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Recorded by Steve Lowe at Gateway Studio, Kingston Hill Centre, Surrey on December 30th, 1998.
Jon Lloyd-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Paul Clarvis-drums, percussion
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1. Jump 7:34
2. Four And Five 11:32
3. Zilch, Zero, Zed 7:57
4. Blues For 10:53
5. Method 7:53
6. Xis 4:30
7. Take The Coltrane 5:26
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"The compositions for this group were designed to be played with less of a pulse-driven approach than my earlier work with the Jon Lloyd Quartet-the ebb and flow of the music takes place organically according to the direction each performer wishes to take. Method maintains a straight pulse almost throughout, but not in a classic free-jazz manner."-Jon Lloyd
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"Marcio Mattos was born Rio de Janeiro, 20th March 1946; double bass, 'cello.
Studied acoustic guitar in early teens, switching to double bass and cello, mainly self-taught, after becoming interested in Jazz. Later entered the Villa-Lobos institute where he became involved in improvisation and electronic music. Since coming to Europe in 1970 has performed, recorded and broadcast both in Britain and abroad in groups including John Surman, Evan Parker, John Stevens, Keith Tippett, Derek Bailey's Company, Dewey Redman and Marylin Crispell amongst others. Has also worked with dance companies such as Ballet Rambert and The Extemporary Dance Theatre Company, and in electro-acoustic music groups such as the West Square Electronic Music Ensemble.
A long- standing member of the Eddie Prevost Quartet and various Elton Dean groups. Other current British projects include the "Bardo State Orchestra", Chris Burn's Ensemble, "Wooden Taps" with Maggie Nicols, "Embers" with John Butcher and others, "Lines" with Phil Wachsmann/Jim Denley and others, and "Full Monte" with Chris Biscoe, Brian Godding and Tony Marsh . International projects working in Europe have included Georg Graewe's Grubenklang Orchestra, Stefano Maltese's "Open Music Ensemble", Tony Oxley's Celebration Orchestra, "AXON"- trio with Phil Minton and Martin Blume , bass/cello and shakuhachi duo with Shiku Yano, and in Japan various groupings with Sabu Toyozumi and Keiko Midorikawa.
Also trained as a Ceramic artist at Goldsmiths college and continues to make and exhibit work in clay."-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mmattos.html)
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