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CD 68. “Paul Dunmall Octet – Bridging” (CLEAN FEED)
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“This live date from the 2002 “Jazz em Agusto” festival in Lisbon recreates the 2000 five-part movement recording of Great Divide (Cuneiform), using it as the skeletal frame for this outing. This lengthy piece, nearly an hour long, plays out as an epic journey of music. The disc opens with a four minute bagpipe solo by Dunmall, before a thunderous drum roll segues into a post-bop intermission. From there Dunmall and crew weave passages of lengthy improvisation and freedom. The musicians think, “score, we don’t need no stinkin’ score!”; they know the design and follow Dunmall’s cues to create an elastic living document. For this part the leader reminds listeners of both early and late Coltrane, touching on bebop to interstellar space. Fans of Keith Tippett’s inside the piano works and Paul Rutherford’s bone-talk will also be satisfied. I for one continue to be an admirer of the solo work of bassist Paul Rogers. He can walk the walk and make his music talk. The encore finds Dunmall, Levin, Rogers and Tippett back on stage for a (brief) nine minute free jazz workout, a musical release from the structure of Dunmall’s epic.”
Mark Corroto (www.allaboutjazz.com)

Paul Dunmall tenor sax en doedelzak  Paul Rutherford & Malcolm Griffiths trombone  Gethin Liddington trompet  Simon Picard tenor sax Keith Tippett piano  Paul Rogers contrabas  Tony Levin drums