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Three veterans of the British music scene join forces for a loose and free-wheeling romp recorded in the studio: trumpeter John Corbett, bassist Nick Stephens, and percussionist Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Corbett, Jon / Louis Moholo - Moholo / Nick Stephens
Jon Corbett's Dangerous Musics - Kongens Gade

Corbett, Jon / Louis Moholo - Moholo / Nick Stephens: Jon Corbett's Dangerous Musics - Kongens Gade (Leo)
Label: Leo    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Three veterans of the British music scene join forces to record a very special CD that consitutes the joy of British free music. The trumpeter Jon Corbett, bassist Nick Stephens and drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo set an outstanding example of the art of musical improvisation. The music is a rare blend of intellectual play and passion which is not always present in the British free jazz. All three demonstrate both muscle and fire and melodic virtuosity."-Leo Records

"I recently reviewed Calling Signals' release, where one can hear Jon Corbett's and Nick Stephens' playing and here they are again with addition of Louis Moholo-Moholo to please our ears.

All three of them mainstays of british free music scene for a while so there's nothing to be proven or revealed here - and they can just go for it as they feel.And they definitely do so, the playing is intense and vivid. The music is raw and energetic and there are no artificial confines to be respected, just a joyfull ride, an act of communication and creation with the three sharing the reponsibilities and the rewards of creating and stustaining the musical narration.

While the music is as focused as one could expect - a necessary quality in improvised music, there's also this loose feeling, the freewheling spontaneity to it and joyfull excitement. Within the sharp and short trumpet lines by Jon Corbett, muscular bass playing by Nick Stephens (I love his bow work) and polyrythmic dances courtesy of Louis Moholo there's an entire variety of impressive personal statements yet it is feeling of unity in this trio that makes this music work.

With enough ideas to run through four extended improvisations (totalling nearly 70 minutes worth of music) this band plays with conviction and immagination and the energy that gives this music a welcomed drive and pulse, nonetheless the lack of fixed rhythm or melody. And while it's free and abstract in nature it's never too far from jazz, be it thanks to the Corbett's vibrant trumpet's sound or Moholo's drumming that, while not directly, hints at his african roots with all the percussive magic one can call upon.Hard not to enjoy !"-The Jazz Alchemist

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Product Information:

UPC: 5024792061723

Label: Leo
Catalog ID: LEO 617
Squidco Product Code: 15398

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at The Premisis, London, in May 2009.


Jon Corbett-trumpet, pocket trumpet, valve trombone, bamboo flute

Nick Stephens-acoustic bass

Louis Moholo-Moholo-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Reunion 25:25

2. The Lash 12:19

3. The Last Mehari 14:30

4. Kongens Gade 15:44