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Patrick Battstone: The Last Taxi, In Transit

Read "The Last Taxi, In Transit" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Patrick Battstone is a pianist and collaborator. What is meant by collaborator? Good Question. Battstone is as equally skilled at writing, creating and playing as he is bringing together equally creative and likeminded collaborators into one project. Battstone's projects are a democracy of performances, where each player has a vital and role in the overall sound. ...

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Patrick Battstone & Antonella Chionna: The Voice of Robert Desnos

Read "The Voice of Robert Desnos" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pat Battstone and Antonella Chionna have released a CD titled, The Voice of Robert Desnos. You do not need long to understand that there is something special in this duet. The exciting idea: to perform the poetry of Robert Desnos. Desnos' creative processes focused on achieving a state of self-abandon, dream-like spontaneity that allowed him to ...

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Patrick Battstone and Richard Poole: Mystic Nights

Read "Mystic Nights" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Pianist Pat Battstone and vibraphonist Richard Poole's Mystic Nights follows a small but illustrious tradition duo recordings including Gary Burton and Chick Corea's Crystal Silence (ECM, 1972) and Visions (Steeplechase, 1979), from Sun Ra and Walt Dickerson.

Also a pianist, Poole shows significant musical sympathy with Battstone who, having studied with Burton, also ...