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Clark / Thorne / Fell: Isthmus

Read "Isthmus" reviewed by Robert Spencer

In the liner notes to this unique recording, violinist Graham Clark explains that his trio's idea was to “produce some beautiful and interesting music without having written anything beforehand. This is a 'warts and all' recording."

Maybe, but it is largely wart-free. Clark, bassist Jon Thorne and drummer Milo Fell are remarkably attuned to one another. Clark, as the lead voice, is a consistently melodic and pleasingly inventive violinist. Like the pianistics of his old boss Keith Tippett, occasionally his ...