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Gauden's, Ed Crux+1: Control <i>[Used Item]</i> (FMR)

Birmingham drummer Ed Gauden's Crux trio with bassist Colin Somervell and saxophonist Mark Hanslip add keyboardist Steve Tromans in their 3rd album for FMR after their self-titled and "Believe" releases, originally developed from the sax and drum duo of Gauden & Hanslip; here in an extended studio improvisation of considerate exploration and lyrical intention.

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UPC: 748079797345

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMRCD501-0918
Squidco Product Code: 28514

Format: CD
Condition: VG
Released: 2018
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Noise Studios, on June 24th, 2018, by Big Jimmy P and Chris Meddings.

This is a USED (previously owned) item


Colin Somervell-bass

Ed Gauden-drums

Steve Tromans-keyboards

Mark Hanslip-saxophone

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Artist Biographies:

UK Bassist Colin Somervell is a member of Crux Trio, Maylight, Tony Bianco's Utoma Quartet, Trio Nang Naak, and Trio Tekke.

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Ed Gauden, Jazz Drummer, attended Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Bridgnorth Endowed School

"We all studied "jazz" at the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) at different times. Barry was in the year above me (ed) but we soon realised we had very similar ideas of what we like about music in general. I (ed) left the scene for a few years but stayed in touch with Barry. I met Mark through my teacher (Tony Bianco) and called him up for a play. Again we found a mutual ground regarding what we dug about music, and when the 3 of us got together it just worked.

This music is the result of us just getting together and playing, nothing was said before we played and little after. Enjoy."-Ed Gauden

-Jazz CDs, Ed Gauden Facebook page (

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"Steve Tromans is a pianist and composer working in the interrelated fields of jazz and improvised music. He has released a total of 18 albums to date, given in the region of 6,000 performances in the UK, Europe, and internationally, and composed over 100 works. In recent years he has been undertaking philosophical research via the modes of music performance in jazz and improvising music, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Birmingham City University. In 2014, he received publication in Artistic Experimentation in Music : An Anthology (Leuven, Leuven Press), and has had articles printed in The Swedish Journal of Musicology, and Performance Research. For further information on Tromans' various music-making projects."

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"Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip emerged as a key player on the London jazz scene in the mid-2000s, rehearsing, touring and recording with groups such as Outhouse, Nostalgia 77, Jonathan Bratoeff Quartet and TOM-MIX (featuring the late drummer Tony Marsh), working with major figures including Steve Lacy, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Brookmeyer (as a regular member of Hans Koller's large ensembles) and freelancing with pop bands.

Now based in Manchester, he currently plays with HTrio, folk-jazz group Twelves, drummer/composer Johnny Hunter's group, and as part of the north's rich improvised music scene with Andrew Cheetham, Phils Morton and Marks, Stephen Grew and Otto Willberg."

-Mark Hanslip Website (

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track listing:

1. Control 52:32
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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"Crux Trio takes is name from the idea that we keep trying to achieve something that can't be mastered for rewarded. Crux the latin word for cross and the crux or important part of an issue:"

"The CRUX of the matter refers to the most important part of an ISSUE. It is also the latin word for a CROSS. So in itself we can find a metaphor for an intersection of musical paths, only trading in the most essential dialogue possible. We attempt to live this practice in our day to day habits. With our thoughts and actions. Sometimes we attempt it with instruments in a fram out buildings in Ditton Priors. Surrounded by livestock and with people we call friends. Why we do it or for whom or for what this is for is umnimportant. The CRUX of the matter is that WE CARE about doing it and we keep trying to achieve something that can not be measured or rewarded."-Crux Trio

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