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Pat Thomas: Bagman Live At Cafe Oto

Read "Bagman Live At Cafe Oto" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Cacophony! Cataclysm! Clamor! Construction! Reconstruction! Deconstruction! These are some of the signposts that lie ahead while listening to the relentless siege of Bagman Live at Cafe Oto. The sonic destroyer, British pianist Pat Thomas—who at age 60 is beginning to cut a wider swath through the free jazz world then ever before— spearheads fellow raconteurs, drummer Raymond Strid and saxophonist Sture Ericson, through a senses-clearing blowout of maximum proportions- Call the music what you will, even call it ...

Album Review

Sture Ericson / Pat Thomas / Raymond Strid: Bagman Live At Cafe Oto

Read "Bagman Live At Cafe Oto" reviewed by John Sharpe

An improvised set from London's Cafe Oto in 2019 by an Anglo/Swedish trio brings together the piano and electronics of Pat Thomas (Derek Bailey's Company, Blacktop, Shifa), the saxophones of Sture Ericson (Position Alpha, The Electrics) and drums of Raymond Strid (Gush, Tarfala Trio, Barry Guy New Orchestra). After years of familiarity they united under the moniker Bagman in 2018, though this is the outfit's debut. As befits the principals' backgrounds in improv, free jazz and slightly more mainstream fare, ...

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