White Cable, Black Wires //

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The Welsh Chapel, London
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Friday, January 4, 2013
  • 1. WCBW I (10:48)
  • 2. WCBW II (11:05)
  • 3. WCBW III (09:47)
  • 4. WCBW IV (05:44)
  • 5. WCBW V (08:56)

"This is an adventure in consciousness in which two musicians of the very first order explore the resemblance in their instrumental voices, a resemblance that they explore by attacking it." - Stuart Broomer, Point of Departure

"Un grand moment d'improvisation libre, organique, viscéral, puissant, créatif et sans concession, qui redonne de la fraîcheur et de la vigueur à cette musique. Recommandé." - Julien Héraud, improv sphere

"Evolving, living, breathing, fighting, fucking, creating: this is as far from petrification as it is possible to get." - Scott McMillan, The Liminal

"Thrilling stuff, but far more than just thrills—including rhythmic sophistication, rich melodic invention and empathetic interplay. A duo to cherish." - John Eyles, All About Jazz

"There are those round these parts who posit that free improvisation is a cerebral, sexless art, arguments that are annihilated by the rough structural and timbral shag of this music." - Philip Clark, The Wire

"nothing short of a symphony of percussive clatter, tweaked harmonics, rumbling clangor, buzzing strings, hollow woody thumps, and stuttering dances of bow and fingers." - Dan Sorrells, Free Jazz

John Edwards - double bass
Okkyung Lee - cello

Music by John Edwards (PRS) & Okkyung Lee (ASCAP)