Roscoe Mitchell, Tony Marsh & John Edwards - Improvisations (Part 3) (Live) video

Improvisations (Part 3) is track 03 from the album "Improvisations" which is available on OTOroku.<br /> <a href="http://x.kud.li/roku006" title="DIRECT DOWNLOAD">[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://it.kud.li/roku006" title="BUY NOW ON ITUNES">[ITUNES]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://muzu.kud.li/ROKU006/channel" title="MUZU Aritst Channel">[ARTIST CHANNEL]</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://muzu.kud.li/ROKU006/4" title="skip to the next track on this release">[NEXT TRACK &gt;&gt;]</a><br /> This is an official audio stream from <a href="http://label.kud.li/OTOroku" target="_blank" title="Label Website">OTOroku.</a> Distributed by <a href="http://www.kudosdistribution.co.uk" target="_blank" title="Kudos Distribution">Kudos</a>.<br /> <br /> <b>About This Release:</b><br /> Roscoe Mitchell / saxophones, flute Tony Marsh / percussion <i>John Edwards / double bass </i><br /> <i>Dedicated to the memory of Tony Marsh</i><br /> The recordings on this double LP are taken from the first night of Roscoe Mitchell's inaugural two day residency at Cafe OTO in 2012 and his first time playing with drummer Tony Marsh and double bassist John Edwards.<br /> It was one of those nights where the music electrifies the room. Everyone on edge. Everything alive with the possibilities.<br /> Although there was much talk after the concert of the group playing together again this would sadly be the first and last time the trio would play. Tony passed away unexpectedly just a few weeks later making this his last documented performance and a fitting tribute to a truly great drummer and percussionist.<br /> Roscoe Mitchell is one of the most important saxophonists and composers of the 20th Century. Active since the 1960s as a bandleader, mentor, collaborator and teacher. Mitchell was a founding member of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago. He has been a pivotal figure in the collective re-imagining of what is possible in jazz, improvisation and beyond combining an instantly recognisable sound on the saxophone with staggering technique (check the lengthy stretch of sustained circular breathing on SIDE C) and an arresting, fractured melodic sensibility.<br /> On this date he quickly realised he was in the company of two musicians who could match his vision and create music that is more than the sum of its parts.<br /> John Edwards is a vital presence in London's creative music community. A true virtuoso, his staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role.<br /> No one else played or plays drums like Tony Marsh. Richard Williams had previously described Tony's "marvelous ability to erase the boundary between time and no-time" and here, on the jerry-rigged suspended percussion set-up he'd developed (no kick or hi-hats) he opens up a beautifully resonant space, quietly directing the pulse whilst allowing you to fully hear the upper-register harmonic detail and flickering pizzicato of John Edward's bass. You'd be hard pressed to hear anything in the playing that would hint at his shock passing only a month later.'€

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