Ellman excels

Look out for Last Desert (Pi) by the Threadgillian guitarist-composer Liberty Ellman. A few tracks are streaming ahead of release next month and both 'The Sip' and 'Rubber Flowers' have...

Published: 16 Feb 2020. Updated: 43 days.


Look out for Last Desert (Pi) by the Threadgillian guitarist-composer Liberty Ellman. A few tracks are streaming ahead of release next month and both 'The Sip' and 'Rubber Flowers' have a lot of life and ideas.

Tuba-flavoured within the group sound that he has written for, Ellman has 'Spectral' Steve, the great Steve Lehman, on alto sax; the trumpeter another Steve, Steve Coleman, brought on when he was a youth, Jonathan Finlayson; there's Jose Davila on tuba who contributes a lot of mobility; Vijay Iyer bassist Stephan Crump crucial in the metrical infrastructure and the Glasperian, Damion Reid on drums in an interesting new context. photo: Bandcamp

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