Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oax Pick - Mount Everest Trio

Waves from Albert Ayler (LIM LP 1975)(Atavistic CD 2000)

Finally, at last, brought to my sublime collection of great music, this masterpiece of Swedish, openminded free jazz. Three musical masterminds from Gothenburg together as a trio; Gilbert Holmström on saxes is blowing my head off with his brilliant and intensive clever play, Kjell Jansson on double bass is stable as a rock, sometimes letting the bassnotes fly like a bird over the rock instead of being one, and Conny "Bonke-Conny" Sjökvist on drums was probably born on a drummers chair, presenting rhythms and polyrhythms as a most natural force from him. Three musicains, one body. I once had the vinyl version, but it was lost and if it ever is on sale it's for huge amounts on money, a couple of hundred dollars or so. The CD re-issue from Canadian Atavist do have three bonus track recorded in 1978 which for once makes the CD version superior to the LP (Hmmmm). Also hard to get and you have to be prepared to open up you wallet a bit. The replica of the LP cover do have a mark of a price tag in the upper right corner (which wasn't a part of the original cover design). Charming, but it also shows how hard it is to get a copy of the original.
Liner notes by Mats Gustafsson. Anyone surprised?

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