JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, September 13, 2015

USA: Universal Indians with Joe McPhee: Skullduggery (Clean Feed 2015)


CF 328

Musicians: Joe McPhee: alto saxophone, pocket trumpet; John Dikeman: tenor, baritone saxophone; Jon Rune Strøm: double bass; Tollef Østvang: drums

Tracks: Yeah, and?; Dewey's do; Skullduggery; Wanted.

John Dikeman, Jon Rune Strøm and Tollef Østvang choose as the name of their trio the title of an Albert Ayler’s composition, “Universal Indians”, because of its double symbolism. The purpose was to inspire their playing in the free jazz patrimony of the likes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Ayler himself, and for all effects art and culture in our time are more and more global adoptions (“universal”) of singularities(“indians”).   (Clean Feed)