Go Straight Round The Square //

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Recorded live at the Vortex, London
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • 1. Go Straight Round The Square (38:58)
  • 2. Doubleback (36:47)

Paul Dunmall-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
John Edwards-bass
Liam Noble-piano
Mark Sanders-drums

This is the second disc from this particular quartet, the first one (Chords Of Connection) came out last year on FMR. This 70 minute set was recorded live at Vortex Club in London in November of 2016. You should recognize these names from dozens of other sessions they they’ve done with a wide variety of the UK’s best players. Pianist Liam Noble is not as well known or as well-documented as the rest although he has worked with Ingrid Laubrock & Moondog and has a few of his own discs out on the Basho label. Mr. Dunmall starts off on soprano and the quartet are slowing burning together, tight, intense, focused and on the verge of erupting. There is a beautiful, organic undertow going on here as the quartet take their time and build together from calm to rambunctious sections. The rhythm team here, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Sanders, have worked together many times throughout the years with Derek Bailey, John Tilbury & Evan Parker, as well as having a couple of fine duo CDs. Hence, all four members sound wonderful together, moving as one collective force. Absolutely fantastic on all counts. `Bruce Lee Gallanter