(Emanem)

This is a very welcome reissue of an old LP on the Vinyl label, consisting of excellent improvising sessions by three “big ones” of my beloved British jazz/improv scene. The double bass in the hands of Guy gives anything you can think springing from a string instrument, being exposed in its whole range and then some; you all should know Howard Riley and his imaginative piano touches, going from calm chordal work to quicksilver dissonant runs (and don’t you ever miss his duos with Keith Tippett); Philipp Wachsmann’s violin chirps and sings, giving these sessions a strong flavour of contemporary classic music…just much, much more vital. Open your ears and enjoy another fundamental Emanem release, you won’t be disappointed.

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