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Eddie Prevost

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Drummer Eddie Prevost was born on June 22, 1942 in England. As a teenager he played drums in Skiffle and trad jazz bands before showing signs of the creative musician that was forming. After his initial exposure to his greatest influences Max Roach and Ed Blackwell, Prevost became fascinated with the endless possibilities of improvisation. He began incorporating all sorts of non-traditional percussion with his standard drum kit. In 1965 he co-founded the English improv ensemble AMM with saxophonist Leslie Gare and guitarist Keith Rowe. He also began recording with free jazz musicians Evan Parker, Marilyn Crispell, and Paul Rutherford

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Concertoto

Label: Matchless Recordings And Publishing
Released: 2020
Track listing: An Exploratory Introduction; Main Part 1; A Meditative Interlude; Main Part 2; Finale.

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Article: Radio

Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen

Read "Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New releases galore this edition to sift through and that's always enjoyable. Pianist Alexander Hawkins goes large ensemble on his new Togetherness Music and which is graced by the presence of the great Evan Parker; the Finnish duo of Timo Lassy and Teppo Makynen tear things down on the opening track; the trio of Brian Jones, ...

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Article: Radio

Duos, Vibes, Guitars and Electric Miles

Read "Duos, Vibes, Guitars and Electric Miles" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week fantastic albums featuring duos, extended improvisations influenced by electric period Miles Davis, and, to compliment that some actual electric period Miles, plus new sounds with vibes and guitars. Playlist Chris Alford & Justin Peake “Mullerian Mimicry" from Turning On Our Own Time (Mystic Form Records) 00:00 Gus Garside and Hervé Perez “The ...

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Article: Album Review

Found Drowned: Clownslave

Read "Clownslave" reviewed by John Eyles


The improvising trio Found Drowned comprises guitarist James O'Sullivan, a long-standing member of Eddie Prevost's Friday night improv workshop , bassist Peter Marsh and drummer Paul May, who together are one half of the quartet Fourth Page . The three first played together in 2010, releasing their eponymous first album in 2012. The studio-recorded Clownslave comprises ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Three Matchless Recordings

Read "Three Matchless Recordings" reviewed by John Eyles


Eddie Prévost has accumulated a range of achievements, any one of which would have guaranteed his place in the pantheon of improvised music. One of the founding members of AMM back in 1965, drummer Prévost is the only ever-present member of the iconic group. In November 1999, he first convened the hugely influential London ...

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Article: Album Review

Das B: Canopy

Read "Canopy" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The free improvisational quartet Das B releases its first recording Canopy, taken from a live performance at the Festival Konfrontationen, in Nickelsdorf, Austria 2017. Formed in 2015, the 'B' refers to Berlin, the nexus of activity for the four musicians heard here. The two Australians, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Mike Majkowski, join the Beirut-born trumpeter ...

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Article: Album Review

Ross Lambert: Magnit-Iz-Dat

Read "Magnit-Iz-Dat" reviewed by John Eyles


In the mid-1980s, guitarist Ross Lambert was first exposed to and immediately became committed to improvisatory music, in Sheffield via Derek Bailey. Since then he has been involved in, initiated and been a connector between a very wide variety of improv. In November 1999 he was one of the earliest participants in the weekly Friday-evening improv ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

John Butcher

Read "John Butcher" reviewed by John Eyles


In the Building a Jazz Library article on Evan Parker, it says that seasoned Parker followers would describe him as the finest improvising saxophonist of his generation. Curiously, many of those same people would use exactly that phrase about John Butcher. The simple explanation for this apparent contradiction is that we are talking about two generations; ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Wheatley: Double Bass

Read "Double Bass" reviewed by John Eyles


With improvising double bassists of the calibre of Olie Brice, John Edwards, Dominic Lash, David Leahy, Peter Marsh, Marcio Mattos, Jordan Muscatello and Guillaume Viltard being regulars on the London improv scene, it is not an easy place for young newcomers to make an impression and gain a reputation. But every once in a while, a ...


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