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Three superb London improvisers, two from the new generation of free improv--bassist John Edwards and drummer Mark Sanders--in a trio with legendary pianist John Tilbury in a two part work of tension and release, performed live at Cafe Oto in 2013.

Edwards / Sanders / Tilbury
A Field Perpetually At The Edge Of Disorder

Edwards / Sanders / Tilbury: A Field Perpetually At The Edge Of Disorder (Fataka)

Label: Fataka    
Released in: Great Britain    

"In his review of Exta, the critic Brian Olewnick commented that "there's a tendency on the part of [John Tilbury's] younger companions to defer a bit to him", adding that, in his view, this was not "necessarily a bad strategy". In this encounter, their first as a trio, John Edwards and Mark Sanders do not defer to Tilbury at all, and it proves to be perhaps the best strategy of all.

This is a vigorous music of equals, the democratic clamour of three distinct personalities committed to occupying a common space and working together to create something collective without erasing their differences in the process. There's tension, even friction, at times between Edwards and Sanders' quickness and Tilbury's more measured approach, but it's a productive tension and one that enables all three to explore areas of their playing that perhaps aren't always foregrounded: Edwards' ability to wait and patiently twist long resonant notes out of near nothingness; Sanders' sense of space and sharp delicacy with small sounds; and Tilbury's thunderous density and energetic attack.

It's a startling performance and one that, like all great improvisation, exceeds, and perhaps even upsets, expectations."-Fataka

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Product Information:

Label: Fataka
Catalog ID: 9
Squidco Product Code: 19281

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Cafe Oto in London, England, on June 17th, 2013, by Katherine Arnold.


John Edwards-double bass

Mark Sanders-drums, percussion

John Tilbury-bird calls, piano, tape

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Track Listing:

1. Part I 38:11

2. Part II 29:26

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