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Amalgam

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12.

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward

Read "Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward" reviewed by Duncan Heining

From the Albert Hall at twenty-two with a fifty-piece band to picking potatoes to make ends meet a decade later, Keith Tippett's life in music could sum up many a jazz career. After a grim '80s, things now look better for the composer, pianist and bandleader. “What I'm about to say is ridiculous but it was ...

Unbeknownst

Label: Amalgam
Released: 2015

Blow

Label: Amalgam
Released: 2015

Naivety

Label: Amalgam
Released: 2014

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Amalgam: Wipeout

Read "Wipeout" reviewed by Marc Medwin

Here's a three-disc set of performances by Amalgam, saxophonist Trevor Watts' legendary jazz-funk free improv group from the '70s. These nine tracks were recorded on a late 1979 tour and originally released in 1980 in a four-LP box on Impetus. At that time, they had to be cut up, due to the LP's time constraints, but ...

Innovation

Label: FMR Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Staggering; When is Now; Hello; Suzie Jay; Austrian Roll.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Amalgam: Innovation

Read "Innovation" reviewed by Rex  Butters

In the early '60s Trevor Watts and John Stevens initiated the long-lived free jazz association that became known as Amalgam. Their extended tenure altered Euro jazz and improvised music forever, following their first recording in '69. Tangent records released their third album, Innovation , in 1974, after their Play Blackwell and Higgins set and several sessions ...


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