Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Music Improvisation Company

The Music Improvisation Co.

Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Hugh Davies, Jamie Muir, Christene Jeffrey

ECM Records

If you're like me than the Gorge Trio's Madeups really left a hole in your brain when you first heard it. Mostly due to the amount of restraint the Trio showed. For Noise, or Free-Noise this is a quality that is largely overlooked. The players will typically opt instead to compact as many layers of sound possible into each recorded second. The Madeups was patient, poised, minimalist, somethings I thought to be quite revolutionary.

So imagine my surprise when I found they've been doing it since the seventies.