Seasons Changing (2CD)
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Charles Gayle is a saxophonist, pianist, sometimes a clown and
radical musical performer wrapped into the body of a humble person
living in Downtown Manhattan since the 1960s. As this set attests to, it
is sometimes hard to predict what he will do on stage... In all his
musical (and personal) life Charles Gayle has remained outside of any
form of mainstream, carving his own singular path. There is no player on
the scene today with the emotional wallop of Charles Gayle. John Edwards
is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless
musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass
and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others.
Perpetually in demand, he has played with Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke, and many others. Ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative, drummer Mark Sanders has worked with a host of renowned musicians including Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Mathew Shipp, Roswell Rudd, in duo and quartets with Wadada Leo Smith and trios with Sirone and William Parker.
Here OTOroku present a double-CD set documenting the two very special
sets delivered on November 15th, 2017 at Cafe Oto, Dalston, London. In
classic ecstatic fashion one would expect from these three stalwarts of
blazing transcendence, these two sets swerve from the sublime to the
this is an exquisite document of one of the most exciting trios
operating today. Mini gatefold sleeve; edition of 500.
Cat. number: ROKU0020