CD Reviews

AMM – Place sub. v.

March 9, 2014

CD Matchless Recordings I’ll be honest I didn’t expect to ever be surprised by AMM again. But then, maybe surprised isn’t the right word to use here. Over the last couple of decades I have never failed to be anything but awestruck when placed in front of the music of Eddie Prévost and John Tilbury, […]

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CD Reviews

AMM – Two London Concerts

October 12, 2012

CD Matchless A new AMM album then, always a welcome arrival, capturing two relatively recent London performances from the duo of Eddie Prévost and John Tilbury. one of which I attended, and the other I could not. Both capture really rather wonderful sets of music, the first, from the As Alike as Trees festival in […]

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CD Reviews

Thursday 15th April

April 15, 2010

So to Sounding Music then, the new album by AMM. The release contains the recording of the quintet performance from last year’s Freedom of the City Festival that I wrote about here. The AMM group on that occasion was made up of regular members Eddie Prévost and John Tilbury alongside recent frequent collaborator John Butcher, the American composer and previous occasional AMM collaborator Christian Wolff plus the young London based cellist Ute Kanngiesser, a regular at Prévost’s weekly improvisation workshops and here the first woman to appear on an AMM record. I have listened to this CD almost constantly since I received it on Monday, perhaps I have listened to it through some fifteen times already. Going bacl over the post I wrote following the concert in question I have picked out a few of the thoughts I had at the time. I mentioned in the comments after the post that the music did not feel ground-breaking, but it did feel like AMM Music, perhaps more so than on any of the other occasions I had seen the group since the departure of Keith Rowe. I also mentioned that while he fitted well into the group, Christian Wolff seemed to play the disruptive role in the set, taking things out of what might be perceived as “safe” AMM territory more often than not.

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Concert Reviews

Sunday 3rd May

May 4, 2009

 “Welcome to AMMMusic” Those were the last words of Eddie Prevost’s introduction to this evening’s augmented AMM quintet performance. As he sat down behind his minimal tam tam and snare set up he was surrounded by a piano, a cello, a saxophone and an electric guitar laid flat on a table. Anyone with knowledge […]

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