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Two releases in one, Otherways was a 2nd generation free improvising group from London performing in '73; and Free Space was a group assembled in '73 by John Stevens with Trevor Watts, John Russell, &c.

Otherways & Free Space
Life Amid the Artefacts

Otherways & Free Space: Life Amid the Artefacts (Emanem)
Label: Emanem    
Released in: Great Britain    

"The bulk of this CD features Otherways, a 'second generation' London group that has not appeared on record before. This delayed publication, combined with the general lack of recognition of the musicians involved, does not prepare one for the excellent music they made together, distinctly different from other groups of the period. Herman Hauge (alto saxophone), Marc Meggido (double Bass) And Dave Solomon (Percussion) Are Heard In Two 1973 Quartets, One With Nigel Coombes (violin) the other with Simon Mortimer (piano). There are also some saxophone/percussion duets from 1984. The remaining 15 minutes feature another previously unissued group from 1973, Free Space, which was assembled by JOHN STEVENS to explore medium-sized improvisation. The other participants are Trevor Watts, Herman Hauge, John Russell, Nigel Coombes, Ron Herman, Marc Meggido and Dave Solomon."-Emanem

The first sound sample is Free Space; samples 2-4 are Otherways.

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Product Information:

The first sound sample is Free Space; samples 2-4 are Otherways.

UPC: 5030243501427

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5014
Squidco Product Code: 14085

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Martin Davidson in London on July 1st, 1973 and by Herman Hauge, in London, 1973.


John Stevens-cornet, voice

Trevor Watts-soprano saxophone

Herman Hauge-alto saxophone

John Russell-electric guitar

Nigel Coombes-violin

Ron Herman-double bass

Marc Meggido-double bass

Dave Solomon-percussion

Simon Mortimer-piano

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1. Intermediate 15:22

2. Altitudes 10:33

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4. Gesture 5:37

5. Aranata 4:19

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