Bought this for John Edwards, one of my favorite bassists, but Sarah Gail Brand is the star. The songs seem to glide between composed and improvised passages with ease. I really enjoy her playing, both intense and subtle, adding bits of texture throughout. The rest of the band is top-notch, goes without saying.
Always happy to find a new (to me) voice in free jazz.
This is the 3rd release from the 'regardless' label and the first record of this particular grouping of musicians. They have worked together for many years in differing configurations and this album features the work of the Brand/Beresford/Edwards Trio and with the addition of Mark Sanders, the Brand/Beresford/Edwards/Sanders quartet, plus duos with Sarah.
Each piece was completely improvised and the album was made at a recording session with an invited audience in London, 2018.
released May 27, 2019
Sarah Gail Brand trombone
Steve Beresford piano and electronics
John Edwards double bass
Mark Sanders drums and percussion
Recorded by Alex Bonney at iklectik art lab on January 15th, 2018
Mixed/edited/mastered by Alex Bonney, produced by Sarah Gail Brand