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Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists Volume 1
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CD

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MRCD81 MRCD81
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RELEASE DATE
9/17/2012

Two 30+ minute tracks, parts 1 and 2 of "All Told.""This May 2011 recording with Evan Parker and the latter's regular bass partner John Edwards marks a spectacular start. Parker plays tenor sax throughout, on just two long tracks -- the first varied in sonic landscape and pacing, the second more focused on high-energy jamming. Prevost's unusual resources (including an orchestral bass drum and a variety of Eastern instruments as well as a jazz kit) coupled with Edwards' power and energy add richness to the the saxophonist's brusque motifs growling intonations, and articulate high-end sounds. The first piece builds from breathy insinuations to a driving intensity. The second starts on a bass/drums gallop, briefly turns to a folksy improvised melody, then swells up over Prevost's cymbal-tingling groove almost into an orthodox jazz walk and a softly multiphonic close. Free-jazz doubters might well find a eureka moment here." -- John Fordham, The Guardian