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Seasons Changing - excerpt
File under: Free Improvisation

Charles Gayle, Mark Sanders, John Edwards

Seasons Changing (2CD)

Label: Otoroku

Format: 2CD

Genre: Experimental

In stock

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.
File under: Free Improvisation
Cat. number: ROKU0020
Year: 2019

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