Eddie Prévost Trio - The Virtue in If

Eddie Prevost with Tom Chant and John Edwards. 

"This trio, quite intuitively (because I never spelt out what I hoped would happen) works in a subtle, attentive way: examining what the music is and where it is going all within the process of playing; feeling the sound to be complementary and in contrast to other sounds; feeling the stuff of the instruments, and sensing the presence of other creative beings. This is part of the extraordinary and gloriously uncertain matrix of what making and listening to music should be about" - Eddie Prévost 



1. Contingent Upon - 11:16
2. Maybe Years - 7:13
3. Whatever Worlds - 21:50
4. Mayhaps - 14:08
5. Perchance - 11:28
6. Within The Realms Of… - 10:50


Recorded at Gateway Studios, Kingston-upon-Thames, England on August 28th 2000.

Available as a 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC download. 

Eddie Prévost

Eddie Prévost plays with immense fire, grace and invention. Founder of the essential AMM, collaborator of the greatest improvisers internationally, since the 60's he has kept a continuous contact with the scene and always manages to invent anew his contribution to "meta-music".

“Prévost's free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” - Melody Maker

“Relentlessly innovative yet full of swing and fire.” – Morning Star

John Edwards

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.

"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment

Tom Chant

Currently active groups include the Cinematic Orchestra, the Eddie Prévost Trio, Sucette - a computer music duo with Ben Drew, Marseille Figs - a country, pop, free-jazz racket and the London Improvisers Orchestra of which he appears on four albums - "Proceedings," "The Hearing Continues," "freedom of the city 2002" and “Responses, Reproduction & Reality.”

Throughout his career Tom has also promoted various clubs. The first was the Lobster Club run with artist and designer friends, which ran intermittently for many years from the early 1990's in South London and also produced a magazine called Half-Baked. The second was Loop - a film and music event, run with Jason Swinscoe from the Cinematic Orchestra and Ben Drew, and lastly, Audit - an electronic and improvised music club run with Ben Drew.

Tom has been a director of the London Musicians Collective, a piano and saxophone teacher, and sometimes writes music.