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Most Materiall
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2CD

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MRCD33 MRCD33
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RELEASE DATE
11/17/1997

1997 studio recordings between Parker (saxophones) and AMM's Prévost (percussion). "Double album, double solos of two distinctive musicians, becoming duets in a relatively rare space between solo playing and ensemble. Reed and percussion start at different places, the working through breath, the other pulse of materials being struck, one typically characterised by line, the other by attack, producing in the first pitch configurations, in the second beat patterns (Prévost doesn't use the specifically pitched mallet instruments). Each player comes with a distinctive sonic identity, but they're frequently crossing. the main intersection is sonority. The saxophone can splutter, click and gesture, notably in the extreme registers and the rapid shifts between them, with just sound. Prévost makes long, sustained attackless sounds by bowing his cymbals and gong, and his invented string drum tosses up melodic fragments. Percussion drives and saxophone sings, Parker can drive just as hard and Prévost makes a singing sound. Sometimes you can't tell which of the two's sounds you're hearing."--Christian Wolff.