27 giugno 2013

E' dedicata alla memoria del compianto batterista inglese Tony Marsh, scomparso poche settimane dopo il concerto qui documentato, la nuova pubblicazione di OtoRoku: Improvisations, la prima volta insieme del trio Roscoe MitchellJohn Edwards e appunto Marsh, la sera del 9 marzo 2012 a Londra al Cafe Oto. Un doppio LP a tiratura limitata che sarà disponibile a partire da metà agosto, ma che già si può prenotare: http://otoroku.cafeoto.co.uk/products/516318-roscoe-mitchell-tony-marsh-john-edwards-improvisations

The recordings on this double LP are taken from the first night of Roscoe Mitchell's inaugural two day residency at Cafe OTO in 2012 and his first time playing with drummer Tony Marsh and double bassist John Edwards. It was one of those nights where the music electrifies the room. Everyone on edge. Everything alive with the possibilities. Although there was much talk after the concert of the group playing together again this would sadly be the first and last time the trio would play. Tony passed away unexpectedly just a few weeks later making this his last documented performance and a fitting tribute to a truly great drummer and percussionist.