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The duo of saxophonist Liudas Mockunas and bassist Barry Guy performing live at Kaunas Artists House Concert Hall in, 2011, a solidly flowing and fiery duo from two masterful players.

Mockunas, Liudas and Barry Guy
Lava [VINYL]

Mockunas, Liudas and Barry Guy: Lava [VINYL] (NoBusiness)
Label: NoBusiness    
Released in: Lithuania    

"Lava is a wonderfully apt title for this duet between Liudas Mockunas on soprano, tenor and bass saxophones and Barry Guy on bass. The music was recorded live at Kaunas Artists House Concert Hall in Lithuania on the 2nd of April, 2011, and released in a limited edition run of 300 vinyl LP's. Lava is the appropriate name for this music as it flows slowly and inexorably forward. Guy is a rock solid bassist who is a stalwart on the avant jazz and classical scene in Europe, and his skills are well used here, both as a soloist and a collaborator. Mockunas is very interesting as well, moving through his different instruments and allowing the music of the moment take him as the landscape or terrain would dictate the flow of lava.

Although the title alludes to earth science, the titles of the improvisations reach for the cosmos beginning with the suite "Nebula 1-3" with its dreaming and haunting soundscape, the music adrift in the void before a short and wild ride through "Fumarole." They head farther out into the cosmos on the second side of the record, delving deep into a musical black hole with "Singularity" and "Event Horizon" before emerging with "Dark Matter." This was a fascinating and emotionally wrought album, with two excellent musicians creating in the moment and moving through space and time at will."-Tim Niland, Jazz and Blues Blogspot

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Product Information:

UPC: 4779022074264

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBLP 54
Squidco Product Code: 16923

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: Vinyl 12" LP
Recorded live at the Kaunas Artist House Concert Hall on April 2nd, 2011 by Arunas Zujus.


Liudas Mockunas-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass saxophone

Barry Guy-bass

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Track Listing:


Nebula I

Nebula II

Nebula III



Event Horizon


Dark Matter

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