Uncovered Correspondence: a Postcard from Jaslo

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25 min 23 sec
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22 min 56 sec
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15 min 24 sec

Recorded at the concert hall of the Jasielski Dom Kultury (Jaslo Cultural Centre) in southern Poland on the 15th of May 2010



All About Jazz

It is given to very few artists to have created a language entirely their own, but that is what the British band(?) AMM has done over the years, in various line-ups and configurations, with Eddie Prévost on drums as the only unifying element since 1965, and with John Tilbury on piano for the last two decades, here with just the two of them. You may like them or not, but they have made history, and they still do, with lots of young musicians moving into the broad avenue they created.

massimo Ricci

We've come a long way from the initial surprise generated by the first appearances of musicians and groups utilizing what, at that time, were perceived by inexperienced audiences as the "unusual" components of an instrument, or the characteristics of the very room in which the events took place. Most times, those "discoveries" were related to two names. One is John Cage, the other is AMM.

The Watchful Ear

So another year, another AMM album review, or so it feels… It is of course probably inevitable that I would like Uncovered Correspondence – A postcard from Jaslo quite a bit (it in fact pushes Trinity hard as the best post-Rowe AMM album yet) simply because it features two of my favourite musicians in the world, but is there anything new to write about this music? What can I add that I haven’t written in previous reviews?

Dusted Magazine

In the middle 1980s, cultural theorist Homi Bhabha articulated the Third Space. Briefly, and as far as I understand it, it is an alternate possibility that opens up, unexpectedly, resulting from dialectical interaction of opposing forces. Let’s take jazz and classical music — and yes, these terms are themselves fraught with ideological peril.