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ISKRA 1903 : Iskra Nckpa 1903

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  • Format: CD [MCD9502]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1kg
  • Label: Maya

"Bassist Barry Guy is a torrential performer, able to whiz rhythmically in a humming lightspeed glance across the strings with his bow and then, out of the spin, to pick out a grand thudding rhythmic swirl to churn his various ensembles and duos through the most complex improvisations imaginable. He's probably the finest bassist in Europe, capable of executing searing duets with Evan Parker on soprano or tenor sax, rife with both space and bracing rushes of sound blocks. Guy, likewise, can orchestrate and execute mind boggling big band charts with a delectable ease. With his current roster of band mates, Guy can find numerous fissures in which to deepen any moment's performance. That is, he slinks with either Parker or the team of violinist Wachsman and trombonist Rutherford into a maelstrom of fat cacophony, scuttle tonal linearity, and a staccato flare that outpaces any free improv being done anywhere. - Andrew Bartlett"

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1 903/1 18:16
2 903/2 13:09
3 903/3 14:41
4 903/4 11:40

Artwork [Cover Art] – Albert Irvin
Bass – Barry Guy
Composed By – Barry Guy, Paul Rutherford, Philipp Wachsmann
Design [Cover And Interior Design] – GardnerQuainton
Liner Notes [Text By] – Barry McRae
Mastered By [Digital Mastering] – Tony Bridge
Photography By [Photograph Of Barry Guy] – Marcel Meier
Photography By [Photograph Of Paul Rutherford] – Caroline Forbes
Photography By [Photograph Of Philipp Wachsmann] – Laurence M. Svirchev
Producer – Barry Guy, Maya Homburger, Paul Rutherford, Philipp Wachsmann
Recorded By – Peter Courtemanche, Rob Kozinuk
Trombone – Paul Rutherford
Violin – Philipp Wachsmann

Recorded live 5th October 1992 at the Western Front, Vancouver, Canada.
Digital mastering at Finesplice, London

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