09 luglio 2019

Dagli archivi del Cafe Oto londinese spunta la registrazione di un concerto che vide protagonisti Lol Coxhill, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker e Chris Corsano, insieme per una sola e unica volta la sera del 10 marzo 2010: Tree Dancing.

"McPhee and his co-musicians delivered an intense performance which was both creative and restrained. With Evan Parker's tenor in tow – a collaboration going back to the late 70s – and Lol Coxhill, sitting with head bowed intently, a soprano master – it could have gone anywhere, yet they worked off each other, often in the higher registers, building up almost bird-call like interactions and trills. Earlier, Chris Corsano's drumming presented a dense bedrock for McPhee to play against, and his solo spell was a crisp exercise in sonic curiosity. McPhee picked up his soprano mid-way through the second set, heightening the lyricism of the three saxophones. Then, being a devotee of Don Cherry, he switched to pocket trumpet, allowing him to interject, and punctuate the concentrated sound layers built up by the quartet, and lead the music out through a different door." (Geoff Winston)