Barre Phillips & György Kürtág Jr, Chosen Spindle, ECM ****

Track of the day and new in the 1 Love spot is 'Chosen Spindle' by the great US double bassist the improviser Barre Phillips (Aquarian Rain) in duo again on a luminous recording with composer, electronicist, synthist György Kürtág Jr - who is the …

Published: 25 Jul 2022. Updated: 16 days.

Track of the day and new in the 1 Love spot is 'Chosen Spindle' by the great US double bassist the improviser Barre Phillips (Aquarian Rain) in duo again on a luminous recording with composer, electronicist, synthist György Kürtág Jr - who is the son of the hugely distinguished avant-garde Hungarian ''classical'' composer György Kürtág ('Splinters,' 'pas à pas – nulle part… (poems by Beckett)' to name a sprinkling of the latter's greatest work). 'Chosen Spindle,' is drawn from August's Face à Face. The piece has a serene wash in the execution, a quasi spectral underlay from Kürtág that develops a post-Palle Mikkelborg (that is way on from Aura) sense of colour that Phillips paints over moving from the precise to the relatively desultory in his narrative. Barry Guy, Dave Holland, Ligeti fans may well form a long queue to find alone time and space to really hear this conversational gem. Barre Phillips photo: Sam Harfouche/ECM

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Daniel Casimir trio Culford Room, Cadogan Hall, London Monday 25th Wareham/Goller/Glaser and Emily Jane Roberts The Cockpit, London Mon 25th Jam The Brunswick, Hove Tuesday 26th Martin Speake and Alyson Cawley East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone Tues …

Published: 25 Jul 2022. Updated: 16 days.

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Daniel Casimir trio Culford Room, Cadogan Hall, London Monday 25th

Wareham/Goller/Glaser and Emily Jane Roberts The Cockpit, London Mon 25th

Jam The Brunswick, Hove Tuesday 26th

Martin Speake and Alyson Cawley East Side Jazz Club, Leytonstone Tues 26th

Nimbus Sextet Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham Wednesday 27th

Joey De Francesco trio Ronnie Scott's, London Wed 27th and Thurs 28th

Alan Barnes and Dave Newton The Concorde club, Eastleigh Wed 27th

Gaz Hughes trio Matt and Phred's, Manchester Wed 27th

Theo Travis and the Spin Band The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Headington Thurs 28th

John Leighton Scott's, Belfast Friday 29th

Tom Waters' Electric People Sunnyside Jazz Club, Benson Fri 29th

Binker and Moses, Camilla George Quartet, Keith Waithe, JTQ, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Chamber Orchestra, Sarah Tandy Walpole Park, Ealing Jazz Festival, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st

Binker and Moses' Feeding the Machine (Gearbox) released in February found this incendiary sax and drum duo who do not have ''hold back'' in their vocabulary returning to their very best levels of creativity. The solution to full-on extravagance here was to change all production rationale by recording in the west country at top pop studio Real World and by adding a contribution from Partikel bassist Max Luthert with electronics and tape loops engineered by Hugh Padgham. Binker and Moses 2.0? Perhaps. Certainly Luthert and the handsome sound have helped add new life to the basic spark of intent and what a thrill it is and coming west London way.

Gilberto Gil Barbican, London Sat 30th

Los Van Van Electric Brixton, London Sun 31st

Zoe Gilby 606, London Sun 31st

Ruth Goller, top left, Will Glaser and Pete Wareham appear at the Cockpit in Marylebone on Monday

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