A superb heavyweight meeting of intergenerational UK and US avant gardists. Vocal improviser Elaine Mitchener's contribution is a fine imagistic, percussive presence set in rivulets of polyrhythms. Recorded in Dalston's Cafe Oto on the last Sunday of July in 2019 there is a lightness to Some Good News and the open architecture contributed massively by Hamid Drake early on lays firm foundations. When William Parker comes to the fore the scene has been set perfectly. One of the best avant garde releases so far this year settle in for a perfect Saturday morning listen. The music has reinvented itself once again. And regardless of aspirations and understandable wishful thinking what is achieved sounds actually spawned as in and of the moment.
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