Freely improvised music for baritone saxophone and double bass. Cath Roberts and Olie Brice found an escape from the musical isolation of lockdown with the amazing discovery that it was possible to play (and record) online in almost real time - these are the results
released March 25, 2022
Cath Roberts - baritone saxophone
Olie Brice - double bass
Recorded simultaneously in Hastings and London, UK, on 28th January 2021. All music by Cath Roberts and Olie Brice, improvised together in real time over the internet using JackTrip. Mixed and mastered by Alex Bonney. thanks to Tom Ward for the technical support and encouragement. Photo by Olie Brice.
I like free jazz but I'm not familiar with many artists in the genre and Ahmed Abdul-Malik is a refreshing discovery. This jam is wild and all over the place. What I like the most about it is the pianist is not afraid to be brutal with the piano. Most piano playing I have been exposed to potray it as a mild instrument and this release proves how powerful and aggressive piano can be. Now I am off to hunt down and explore Malik's other musical offerings. Nuclear Distortion