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Out Soon: ASC CD144 Two Sequences and a Dream (£6) E,F
After three tortuous years avoiding conventional harmonics, rhythm and structures, Two Sequences and a Dream emerges with carefully textured pieces which reward repeated listening. Here are electronica, motifs and improvisation, mixed with driving, fractious beats, and a tonal palette comprised of manipulated instrumental and found sounds, treated and assembled.
Two Sequences and a Dream is the sixth album by Sheffield duo “E,F”, their fifth to be released by ASC Records.
The CD will be available here and through propernote.co.uk from 12/07/14.
Out Now: ASC CD143 Derelict (£6) Steve Plews / Ed Jones
"...explores darkly urban, alienating soundscapes, rebalanced by regular moments of quiet tenderness...a frank, heartfelt offering...conveying between the rugged lines a warm humanity" Lara Bellini review
"...the effect is intoxicating. Each track is a short glimpse that leaves you both satisfied and desperate to hear just a little more." lmjazz
Long time colleagues and friends Ed Jones and Steve Plews team up here on Derelict, a departure into the world of free improvisation for both musicians yet somehow retaining their musical identity. Always structured, always lyrical, there is nothing random about this collection.
Plews plays electric violin, drums and prepared piano, Ed Jones (tenor and soprano saxes, percussion) scurries and flurries his way round the various soundscapes, the two creating at times an ironic musical conversation. Not for the faint hearted but there is something here for every musical, enquiring mind.
ASC CD141 Paisean
"Jones does his magisterial stuff upfront...This quartet knows its way around jazz forms and offers not a few surprising amendments of its own." Jazz Journal, 03/13.
ASC CD135 Day of Reckoning
"A wonderfully varied programme..." Northern Echo, 01/13
"...the overall mood is swinging but edgy, with Jones wailing mightily." Independent, 06/12.
"Jones is formidable throughout..." Jazzwise, 08/12.
ASC CD133 secret spaces vol 2
"...a handsomely conceived and produced disc." Jazzwise, 08/12.
"A totally original, well paced programme and an innovative approach to jazz piano trio..." Jazz Journal, 08/12.
ASC CD131 Dragonfly
"... an oasis of unpretentious, nimble-fingered wit...the interplay with American bassist Joseph Lepore and drummer Nasheet Waits is terrific."
The Telegraph, 01/12.