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Three Matchless Recordings

Read "Three Matchless Recordings" reviewed by John Eyles

Eddie Prévost has accumulated a range of achievements, any one of which would have guaranteed his place in the pantheon of improvised music. One of the founding members of AMM back in 1965, drummer Prévost is the only ever-present member of the iconic group. In November 1999, he first convened the hugely influential London workshop which (events permitting) has met to improvise every Friday evening since; the number of attendees has ranged from single figures to mid-twenties, with ...


Book Review

Duncan Heining: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers - British Jazz, 1960-1975

Read "Duncan Heining: Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers - British Jazz, 1960-1975" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975 Duncan Heining pp. 486 ISBN: 978-1-84553-405-9 Equinox Publishing Ltd. 2012 Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975, by freelance writer Duncan Heining, is a significant addition to the jazz literature. Consisting of fourteen chapters and 450 pages of text, Trad Dads focuses on the unique circumstances surrounding British jazz in the 1960s and first half of the 1970s. Heining investigates ...



Eddie Prevost: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Drummer and percussionist Eddie Prévost was a founding member of the pioneering free-improvising group AMM, back in 1965, and has remained a member ever since. In the intervening years, AMM saw frequent personnel changes, from the early lineup of Prévost--saxophonist Lou Gare, guitarist Keith Rowe, pianist Cornelius Cardew, and cellist Lawrence Sheaff--through to the current duo of Prévost and pianist John Tilbury. Rowe left AMM in 2004 after a prolonged period of the group being a trio. Rowe gave his ...


Album Review

Seymour Wright / Eddie Prevost: Gamut

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On Gamut, Seymour Wright is credited with alto sax and Eddie Prevost's percussive credit is roto toms. When it comes down to it however, those credits are mere points of reference as this is music purged of conventional technique, as if the duo has undergone a process of rigorous self-denial in order to find out what emerges as a result of it. Furthermore the five track titles are merely the letters of the single word title, as if any other ...



Eddie Prevost: Out On The Free

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Drummer and percussionist Eddie Prévost has spent a career devoted to the outer reaches of the music. In the forty-odd years he's been musically active he has been a key member of the free improvisation group AMM as well as a band leader in his own right, leading units dedicated to mining a musical seam closer to free jazz than free improvisation as such.

For part of that time he has also run Matchless Recording & ...


Album Review

Eddie Prevost & Alan Wilkinson: So Are We, So Are We

Read "So Are We, So Are We" reviewed by Nic Jones

Percussionist Eddie Prevost has maintained a musical career for forty years now, and in that time he has worked the rich seam of free improvisation with single-minded authority. The temptation of comparing this duo with saxophonist Alan Wilkinson to Prevost's earlier work with the vastly underrated Lou Gare is great but to be resisted; not least because there's clearly a very different dynamic at work here.

That fact is testament to how expansive this music can be, and how deeply ...


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