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DIGITALLY REMASTERED! A rare, outstanding marriage of percussion and melody from the British pianist Tippett and South African drummer Moholo. What's surprising is that Moholo provides much of the melodic material, while Tippett handles the beat. An intense record that demands attention.
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"This is simply one of the best free improvisation jazz albums around. Tippett is a woefully overlooked pianist whose technical abilities and musical sensibilities are vast. Coupled with the energetic drummer Louis Moholo, these two have created a fiery, frenetic, but thoroughly captivating music."
--Dean Suzuki, Options
"Tippett’s playing is so percussive, and Moholo’s drumming so melodic that the two couldn’t be better matched."
--The Guardian (UK)
Keith Tippett: piano
Louis Moholo: drums
Recorded by Thomas Funk on March 20th & 23rd, 1980, during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Music edited by Harry Miller and Jost Gebers.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Mary Halvorson's compositions make my head spin. As is so often the case with her work, here, she continues to twist and subvert conventional notions of melody and modality.
Her own playing is astonishingly deft, and the arrangements complex and inventive.
But there is a warmth here, too; a playful of spirit, a restlessness to continue to change and connect in new ways.
Halvorson isn't just a jazz innovator, she's fast becoming one of of the giants of new music. Michael Mueller
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