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Prévost / Wilkinson / Williamson – Along Came Joe

Brotzmann/Bailey peer Alan Wilkinson on alto and baritone, Joe Williamson, who's worked with Chadbourne, Tony Buck, etc on the double bass, and AMM / Matchless bossman AMM alumni Mr Eddie Prévost in a short, single 

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Alan Wilkinson / alto saxophone, baritone saxophone 

Joe Williamson / double bass  

Eddie Prévost / drums  

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Recorded at Freedom of the City Festival, London, 2006, by Sebastian Lexer. Photograph by Stefano Tedesco. 

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

Tracklisting:

1. Along Came Joe - 35:06

Alan Wilkinson

ALAN WILKINSON (alto, baritone saxophones, bass clarinet) has for many years been a leading figure in the British Improvised Music Community. His reputation of a full blast, take no prisoners approach was cast in the Leeds based trio Hession/Wilkinson/Fell. Based in London since 1990 his current groups include a long standing trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble, the quartet The Founder Effect with John Coxon, Pat Thomas and Noble, and many collaborations past and present with among others Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore, J.Spaceman, Chris Corsano, Konstrukt and Talibam!

"At its highest points, this session unleashes some of the most preposterously powerful energy jazz heard since Peter Brötzmann's Yatagarasu trio with Takeo Moriyama and Masahiko Satoh" - Daniel Spicer, The WIRE

Joe Williamson

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Williamson has been living in extended periods in London. Berlin, Amsterdam and Stockholm and is well established and appreciated on the experimental scenes in all those mayor cities, having played with, among others Han Bennink, John Butcher, Rudi Mahall, Tony Buck, Tobias Delius etc.

Video by Helen Petts

Eddie Prévost

Eddie Prévost began his life in music as a jazz drummer. A recurring interest in this form has been maintained, although always with an experimental ethos. Along the way he has maintained his fifty-year plus experimental credentials with AMM and numerous other improvisation projects, including his now twenty-year long weekly workshop. But drumming has generally been backgrounded to his experimental percussion work. More though, is to be expected of his drumming in 2020 on forthcoming multi-CD album: The Unexpected Alchemy. A part of this Krakow festival recording features the drums and saxophone trio of Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, and Eddie Prévost. His most recent released recordings include AMM’s: An Unintended Legacy, and a duo with John Butcher - Visionary Fantasies, both on Matchless Recordings. Also, a solo percussion LP on the Earshots label called Matching Mix. Later, in 2020 he meets with Jason Yarde and Nathan Moore, while in March concerts and recording will hear him drumming with US guitarist Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Binker Golding.

And, early 2020 should see the publication of his fourth book: An Uncommon Music for the Common Man: a polemical memoir.

“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