PRICE: $35.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
2-3 Months
ARTIST
TITLE
The Issue At Hand
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MRCD38 MRCD38
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/22/1999

Such is the trio of Yoshikazu Iwamoto (shakuhachi), John Tilbury (piano), Eddie Prévost (percussion). This double CD consists of one 151-minute continuous piece of beautiful Morton Feldman-inspired minimal driftage. "In this recording session, right from the start one confronts aural magic. John Tilbury is one of the most outstanding interpreters of Morton Feldman's music and one hears a certain Feldmanesque sensibility in the extraordinary way the piano sounds are placed in time and the unique quality of his touch. How wonderfully this complements Yoshikazu Iwamoto's contributions that seem to encase the spirit of bamboo and to draw us into the silence at the heart of the Buddhism. Eddie Prévost by his presence, draws everything together into an indivisible whole, through responses that have been honed from years of working in free or improvised music, where the freedom and openness have always triumphed over narrower and more provincial stylistic considerations. It offers an inspiration to our own aspirations as listeners to find what it is to be simply human...it requires a quieter courage, the courage of kindliness, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, mutual respect, listening as well as playing, supporting, taking a chance, working together. These are all qualities at the heart of the music recorded on this CD. We should cherish them." -- Frank Denyer.