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

Sebastian Lexer, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost – Tri-Borough Triptych

November 16, 2013

CD Matchless Recordings When I was seventeen, I undertook an A-Level course in Ceramics. My tutor, a relatively young man who seemed to have a second life as a wood sculptor at the back of the room while his students worked, was a good man who set about the thankless task of trying to teach […]

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CD Reviews

Various – Workshop Concert

July 29, 2013

CD Matchless Recordings In recent years, the improvisation workshop that takes place in London has been written about quite a bit. For years however, the workshop, begun in 1999 by Eddie Prévost and convening every Friday since did not receive much attention. It was to some degree the beginning of a monthly series of concerts […]

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CD Reviews

PST – Live in Rome

April 29, 2013

CD Auditorium An unexpected release this one, a 2005 recording of the Prévost/Tilbury incarnation of AMM alongside an Italian trombonist named Giancarlo Schiaffini, released this year under the trio name PST on an Italian label that seems to primarily release DVDs featuring artists as diverse as Oscar Wilde, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. A curious […]

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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

Monday 7th September

September 7, 2009

A little hard to type tonight because I burnt my hand twenty minutes ago on a microwaveable tagliatelle. It didn’t taste very nice either. (the tagliatelle, not my hand) If all of the laws of science and probability were suddenly turned on their head and it turned out that there really is a god after […]

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Concert Reviews

Friday 3rd July

July 3, 2009

Today was a hot, uncomfortable, infuriating and depressing day in equal parts. I got little done that I really needed to be doing and ended up having unnecessary online arguments instead. Yes I really need to restrain myself. There is no one to blame but myself. I will do from now on. Honest! Anyway yesterday […]

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Concert Reviews

Friday 22nd May

May 22, 2009

Its never easy to write about live music a day or two after the event unless you have a recording to help you remember, which on this occasion I don’t… Its even harder if you are playing other good, thoroughly distracting music at the same time as writing. I just had to turn off disc […]

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Concert Reviews

Tuesday 10th March

March 10, 2009

Yes you guessed it I’m on a train again. Seeing as I spent much of the day at work drinking coffee in an attempt to stay awake heading into London again tonight probably isn’t too clever an idea. Oh well. I doubt I will do tomorrow as well. A few words on last night then. […]

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