PAUL HUBWEBER / PAUL LOVENS / JOHN EDWARDS – PaPaJo

(Emanem)

File under “excellent free improvisation”. Percussion, trombone and double bass are just sound sources for a very engaging and unpredictable music; this is the classic album that will be appreciated and loved by the ones who already know the players involved (whose very high instrumental mastery is well documented) but could be a little harder for the neophyte, even if there’s always time to learn something in life. What really impresses is everyone’s full capacity of reinventing the voice of a single instrument in order to put it to work in unexpected contests; trombone becomes a voice, double bass gets everywhere, while Lovens is not exactly known for sounding “traditional” on drums and percussion. The result is, as usual for Emanem’s standards, so new and fresh you’ll probably forget who’s playing what.

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