The first new Roscoe Mitchell album on Nessa Records in years – and a set that really lives up to his best experiments on the label back in the 70s! Mitchell's working here on flute, soprano, and alto sax – with the Yuganaut trio that includes Stephen Rush on a range of keyboards, trombone, melodica, ocarina, and even slide whistle – plus Geoff Mann on drums, cornet, and banjo – and Tom Abbs on bass, cello, violin, and didgeridoo! The range of instruments used on the long improvisations almost rivals that of the Art Ensemble back in the day – and the differing sonic textures that are produced allow Mitchell a great array of modes in which to respond with his reed lines – which are often a bit bolder and sharper than on some of his other recent albums. Titles include "Son Warship", "Cards For Yuganaut No 3", "Improvisation No 1", "Double Helix", "Improvisation No 3", and "Four Ways For Yuganaut & Roscoe Mitchell". (Barcode has a cutout hole.) © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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