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Cyclone Trio (Massimo Magee / Tim Green / Tony Irving): The Clear Revolution (577)

An exciting album of free jazz from the Australia/London-based Cyclone Trio, their name apt in the feverish interaction between saxophonist Massimo Magee and dual drummers Tony Irving and Tim Green on the opening work, the album patterned like a storm that slows introspectively for a quiet eye, then drums up a final gale force that dissipates to a sort of calm; brilliant.

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UPC: 755491189214

Label: 577
Catalog ID: 5857
Squidco Product Code: 29978

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Tigersonic Studios, in London, UK, on March 11th, 2020, by Felix Mackintosh.


Tim Green-drums

Massimo Magee-tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, sopranino saxophones, silver rattle

Tony Irving-drums

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Timothy Bekavac Green is an Australian experimental artist/free jazz drummer, known for the band The Cyclone Trio.

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"Massimo Magee is a writer, artist and musician based in London. His work is wide-ranging, including fiction, text art, sound and image digital art pieces, experimental music (improvised, composed and everything in between), free jazz, radically extended saxophony, electronics, data manipulation and much more. He has performed internationally and had recordings released in the USA, UK, France, Poland and Australia with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Hankil Ryu, Sangtae Jin, Keith Rowe, David W Stockard, Tony Irving (Ascension), Christian Munthe, Lee Noyes, Matt Earle, Adam Sussmann, Elliott Dalgleish, Michael Pisaro, Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Barre Phillips and many more on labels such as Homophoni, Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ilse, Ideal State, Audiotong, Factor Vac and others. Ensembles have included Cyclone Trio, Apocalypse Jazz Unit, the Magee/Green/Fowler-Roy Trio, MTJAM and many ad hoc groups. His Manifesto (New Unities) has recently been published."

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"Tony Irving formed the improvisation duo Ascension in London in the 90's latterly with former Skullflower and Whitehouse guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn. He has played with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Pat Thomas, Lol Coxhill amongst others and recorded a CD with British Jazz legend Paul Dunmall. In an augmented line up as Descension with Simon Fell and Charles Wharf they almost caused a riot supporting Sonic Youth in London. Since 2005 Irving has been residing in Brisbane where he has been building percussion guitars."

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track listing:

1. Inside The Circle 23:31

2. Trinosophile 10:27

3. Cardinal Points 16:56
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"The Clear Revolution, the latest release from the Cyclone Trio, is inspired by musical geometry, the symbolism of each shape ascribed to one of three tracks: the Circle representing a feeling of bottomless exploration, the triangular Trinsophile as a lover of threefold wisdom, and the unfinished square pointing to the four Cardinal directions.

Despite the chaotic circumstances, the 7-year collaborators created an artfully conceptual album exploring their philosophical questions alongside the foundations of free jazz. The day after recording their live set in London, documented on Cataclysm...Live at Cafe Oto (ORBIT577), with the pandemic rapidly encroaching, the internationally-based trio raced to the studio to record the extended versions of exploratory improvisational research.

Like in Cataclysm, Tony Irving and Tim Green build standing waves of percussion in a complex and layered dialogue, setting a rich background for multi-instrumentalist Massimo Magee to shine on his Tenor, both Alto and Sopranino Saxophones, and Silver Rattle. In contrast to the previous day's frenetic live performance, their arrangement is subjected to a rigorous, patient and inventive interrogation, exploring a wider range of techniques and reaching towards a more diverse quality of sound. Reflecting on their own musical frenzy, they insist that the revolution they seek demands a total clarity of intent."-577

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