For their 3rd album together, the trio of saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble are caught live at the 2013 Ljubljana Jazz Festival for three blistering works of free improvisation.
Brotzmann / Edwards / Noble
Label: Clean Feed
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"This is the second album by the Peter Brotzmann trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble, following "The Worse the Better" (they're also together in a third one, "Mental Shake", but with the addition of Jason Adasiewicz and his vibraphone). And just like that first opus, recorded live in 2010 at the londonian Cafe Oto, what you find here is the vibrating document of a concert situation - now the band's performance during the 2013 edition of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival. The band is the reunion of several generations of European free improvisers, and the best approach you could have for such a special encounter is to find them playing on stage. As you can conclude listening to this music, Brotzmann is far from being a historic figure just trying to keep his message alive. He's still very much in the front line, always pushing the music ahead. Here is something precious for all those who like strong emotions...."-Clean Feed
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"After taking up the bass, around 1987, John Edwards co-formed The Pointy Birds who went on to win awards for their music for The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs dance troupes. The group appeared at festivals in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moers, Leverkusen, Copenhagen. Around 1990, Edwards played his first gigs with London improvisers such as Roger Turner, Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton.
Between 1990 and 1995 Edwards was a member of three touring groups simultaneously: B-Shops For The Poor, The Honkies and GOD. During this period he also became an increasingly regular player on the London improvised music scene and performed his first solo gigs; he composed and performed music theatre with the bass and cello duo The Great Explorers, street-busked a lot and appeared at many more festivals in Germany, Estonia, France, Italy, Czech, etc.
Since 1995 John Edwards has become a "mainstay" of the London scene, playing with just about everybody, an activity that has seen him clocking up between 150 and 200 gigs a year. He has become regular player with Evan Parker, in many groupings, and with Tony Bevan, Veryan Weston, and Elton Dean, often in collaboration with Mark Sanders on percussion. He has become a more frequent player on the European (and festival) scene, appearing at Taktlos, Ulrichsburg, Nickelsdorf, Budapest, New Zealand and in the USA. He continues to work on solo performances."-EFI (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/medwards.html)
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"Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey's excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book 'Improvisation; its nature and practise'. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins)."-https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/steve-noble/ (Cafe Oto Website)
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 316
Squidco Product Code: 19981
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at 54th Ljubljana Jazz Festival, Slovenia, on July 6th, 2013. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Luis Delgado. Produced by Brotzmann/Edwards/Noble.
Peter Brotzmann-tenor and alto saxofones, b-flat clarinet, tarogato
John Edwards-double bass
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