Monday, July 31, 2017
Paul Rutherford, Sabu Toyozumi, The Conscience
The all-over sonic barrages of Sabu are exceptional here and set up a beautiful counterbalance to the Rutherford extroversions and trombone explosions.
It is an entirely free performance, and it is so with no flagging or coasting. Both are completely zoned-in and give us nuanced and inventive brilliance from first to last. It could be profitably heard as a kind of primer on the free jazz duet, on free trombone and drum excellence, on what a very productive duet exploration can be.
I am enjoying this one completely, repeatedly. All those interested or curious about freedom improvisations will do well to hear this one.