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Sunny Murray Trio with John Edwards and Tony Bevan: The Gearbox Explodes!

Read "The Gearbox Explodes!" reviewed by Chris May

Released under the titular leadership of drummer Sunny Murray, The Gearbox Explodes! features the same line-up as Home Cooking In The UK (Foghorn Records, 2004), and is in practice another exercise in collective music making of the purest and least hierarchical kind. Murray's leadership is confined to establishing an opening tempo and beat for each of ...

Bruise: Bruise With Derek Bailey

Read "Bruise With Derek Bailey" reviewed by Chris May

A breathtaking, deep-space adventure in sonic exploration, Bruise With Derek Bailey documents the last British concert given by free improvisation auteur Derek Bailey. The performance presents the veteran guitarist with a lineup some one or two generations younger than himself, playing alongside heirs to the tradition he helped create in the 1960s and 1970s. It is ...


Tony Bevan: Bruised

Read "Bruised" reviewed by Chris May

A magical and transporting, down by law, A-list masterpiece, bass saxophonist Tony Bevan's Bruised is among the very deepest and most rewarding albums to come out of the UK this year, performed by a joined at the head, heart, and hip, genre-busting, genius lineup.

It's free improvisation, Jim, but not as we usually know ...

Sunny Murray/John Edwards/Tony Bevan: Home Cooking in the UK

Read "Home Cooking in the UK" reviewed by Germein Linares

The overall loose and disjointed rhythms of free jazz can, at least in part, be traced back to Sunny Murray's innovations of the late '50s and early '60s. Having worked with men like Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and Albert Ayler, Murray found a cadence to match the wide, wild, and multi-dimensional aspects of these free-jazzers. Of ...