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by John Eyles
Borbetomagus--Donald Miller on electric guitar, Don Dietrich and Jim Sauter on (tenor) saxophones--have been together since the late 70's. They soon established their own distinctive sound and working methods that suited the unconventional instrumentation and gave the trio a strong identity. With Dietrich and Sauter owing a debt to such free saxophonists as Albert Ayler, John Coltrane (Ascension more than Giant Steps) and Peter Brötzmann, and Miller to Jimi Hendrix as much as Derek Bailey, the three specialised in improvised ...read more