22 nov. 2008

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Cecil Taylor/Elvin Jones/Dewey Redman. Momentum Space

Here's a unique combination. I don't think Elvin ever played with these two, or Redman with Taylor. It's a unitary suite, starting out with the three of them playing together on "Nine," then a drum solo by Elvin on Bekei for four minutes, then just Elvin and Dewey on Spoonin. "Life as" is a piano solo. "It" has only piano and drums, and "Is" has all three musicians together again. It is a really first-rate record, one of my favorite for the last 6 or 7 years.