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by Nic Jones
It's only right that the whole membership of this quartet gets equal billing, as this is a group that sublimates the individual in the interest of collective identity. Given the instrumental line-up--two horns, bass and drums--there are, of course, countless precedents for music in this form. The group proves itself to be abundantly aware of them, but the degree to which it transcends them is ultimately a matter for debate.
In choosing to concentrate on bass clarinet Rudi Mahall--whose work ...read more