12 ottobre 2016


Esce a fine mese per Confront Recordings Four Quartets, album che documenta il recente incontro di Tom Jackson, Ashley John Long e Benedict Taylor con Keith Tippett, giocato su un piano artistico di dialogo e di parità al di là del rapporto allievo-maestro che ha dato il via al progetto. Le prime copie del cd sono ospitate nella confezione metallica che è divenuta nel tempo caratteristica delle produzioni dell'etichetta, ma stavolta di dimensioni più grandi, e con un piccolo omaggio all'interno.

Chamber improvisation of the highest order. Tom Jackson and Keith Tippett met at Tippett’s educational sessions on free improvisation in 2001. When Ashley-John Long joined those classes in 2004 he and Tom immediately formed a duo and began performing together in 2009. After moving to London later that year Tom and Benedict Taylor began playing together regularly and together they organise CRAM records and CRAM festival. The formation of this quartet thus serves to unite several histories. Keith Tippett has been at the forefront of European jazz and improvised music for half a century and his distinctive piano sound has graced hundreds of recordings. Very much a quartet of four equal parts - there is no inherent hierarchy - just beautiful music crafted out of the air by four masterful musicians.

http://www.confrontrecordings.com/copy-of-silver-sanders-wheatley
https://soundcloud.com/tom-jackson/quartet-tom-jackson-ashley-john-long-benedict-taylor-excerpt