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2x3=5 connotes the merging of two trios: pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, saxophonist Evan Parker, drummer Paul Lovens and Parker's longtime associates, bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton. However the thrust behind this fascinating seventy-seven minute presentation, resides within the artists' abilities to regenerate a hodgepodge of sub-themes into a series of propulsive statements marked by their tireless inventions and boundless energy. Whether it is Parker's heated flurries, Von Schilippenbach's flailing arpeggios, or the rhythm sections' vibrant discourses, the musicians' perpetuate kaleidoscopic tapestries of sound amid cyclic passages sans any logical endpoints. Throughout, the band creates tension along with flourishing dialogue yet occasionally ease back on the throttle via an amalgamation of spiked peaks, minimalist-style motifs, counterbalancing elements, and open-ended exchanges. Taken as a whole, this effort is all about unrestrained momentum, spearheaded by polyrhythmic fury as the instrumentalists' discombobulate all semblances of time and space. No doubt, the musicians' stir our imaginations in convincing fashion, whereas the art of deft expressionism in concert with the celebration of the musical spirit strikes a glistening chord on this most important 2001 release. Vigorously recommended.
Track Listing: 1. 2x3=5 (77 Minutes)
Personnel: Evan Parker: saxophones; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Barry Guy: bass; Paul Lovens: drums; Paul Lytton: drums
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com