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Superb free improvisation from the UK trio of Nathaniel Catchpole on tenor sax, John Edwards on double bass, and Eddie Prevost on drums and bowed tam-tam, three generations of improvisers pushing the envelope of spontaneous composition in accomplished and playful dialog.

Catchpole / Edwards / Prevost
Beyond the Barrier

Catchpole / Edwards / Prevost: Beyond the Barrier (Matchless)

Label: Matchless    
Released in: Great Britain    

"[...] Nothing changes. However, how do we initiate or revive a sense of investigation? How do we push beyond the merely presentational? Market acceptability is surely a too limited artistic objective. Maybe, no objective at all. Contrary to what so many commentators and educators promulgate, there is always somewhere else to go, to explore, to enlarge and enhance. Being content with one's lot is aesthetic (and maybe political) death. There are no fixed objectives as characterized and circumscribed by systems and conventions.

Within these digitally configured sounds you will hear cross-generational responses. Nathaniel Catchpole (b. 1980), John Edwards (b. 1964) and myself (b. 1942). Negotiating the challenges of uncertainty. What might seem to be (upon repeated listening) a fixed pattern was, in performance, a series of questions and choices. How, for example, to related to the given (traditional or conventional) parameters of instrumental technique and performance. How much should we push, pull, nudge and test anticipated responses? And, how much should we try the patience of our fellow musicians and our audience? These considerations are not necessarily barriers to playful creativity. There are always -- joyfully -- limits to surmount and other horizons to be viewed."-Eddie Prevost, from the liner notes..

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Product Information:

UPC: 5020492009522

Label: Matchless
Catalog ID: MRCD95
Squidco Product Code: 21245

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded by Giovanni La Rovere.


Nathaniel Catchpole-tenor saxophone

John Edwards-double bass

Eddie Prevost-drums, bowed tam-tam

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Track Listing:

1. Beyond The Barrier - Part I 38:33

2. Beyond The Barrier - Part II 31:55

3. Beyond The Barrier - Part III 9:21