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Improv 04

Game/No Game

George Marsh- perc.

W.A. Mathieu- piano



Iím partial to Mathieuís solo work, but itís hard to love these duets. Too much of the content here recalls the same old over-polite, overly-white and retentive music found at the crossroads of jazz and classical. The dread figure of third stream rears its head regularly. Too well-behaved for jazz or classical, this is simply uninspiring. People have been making music that sounds exactly like this for at least thirty-five years, and it was never a good idea in the first place. Mathieuís previous work that Iíve heard is far better than this and is similar to Terry Rileyís solo piano work. Be sure to check it out.




Mutable 17518-2



Richard Grooms