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Emanem Tidies Up

Read "Emanem Tidies Up" reviewed by John Eyles

As well as releasing contemporary recordings of improv, Martin Davidson's Emanem label has played a vital role in documenting the history of the music by releasing, re-releasing or re-curating recordings that are decades old. In the process, Davidson has sometimes worked tirelessly to improve the sound quality of recordings that were never intended for release, and ...

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Spontaneous Music Orchestra - Directed by John Stevens in 1973: Mouthpiece

Read "Mouthpiece" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Mouthpiece represents previously unreleased material from 1973 by the late John Stevens of “Spontaneous Music Ensemble” fame. And interestingly enough, there is no record of the personnel who perform here under Stevens’ direction. Hence, this large ensemble known as the “Spontaneous Music Orchestra” offers more in the way of drummer/trumpeter and visionary John Stevens’ penchant for ...

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Spontaneous Music Orchestra: For You to Share

Read "For You to Share" reviewed by Robert Spencer

The orchestra here in question is the renowned English free drummer John Stevens and reedman Trevor Watts (on soprano here) plus – on the first track, the four-part “For You to Share" – “numerous young musicians and audience members." It was May 20, 1970. The sound is a bit dodgy, especially this first track, with the ...