16 agosto 2014


Una porzione dell'infuocato concerto dato il 14 maggio scorso al londinese Cafe Oto dal quartetto di Louis Moholo-Moholo - con Alexander Hawkins, Jason Yarde e John Edwards - è in un filmato pubblicato su YouTube.
Richard Williams ricorda con entusiasmo quella sera in un post del suo blog The Blue Moment: "All four musicians seemed to be operating at a level where personal freedom and group interdependence achieve a perfect unity. The way they negotiated the transitions made it very hard indeed to believe that they have played only a handful of gigs as a unit, with Moholo and Hawkins keeping a particularly sharp eye on each other as visual and verbal cues were exchanged. Yarde, who started both sets on a black-lacquered baritone saxophone before moving up the registers to alto and soprano, was consistently impressive, channelling the spirits of Bird and Dudu through his broad-grained sound. And what a treat it was to hear the mighty Edwards slip into passages of driving, huge-toned 4/4, walking his lines like Paul Chambers or Leroy Vinnegar. You need big chops and big ears to play like this, and an even bigger heart."