Originally posted on May 27, 2008
A recently released CD by Yuganaut, This Musicship (ESP), gives a contemporary look at the free jazz scene. It’s a trio of Stephen Rush, mostly Moog, Tom Abbs, bass, tuba, etc., and Geoff Mann, drums, etc.
The recording scores with the variety of sound textures produced and the shifting instrumentation. Abstract musical events, rock with free solos, jazz forays, you name it. Almost anything can seemingly happen with these players and the sense of exploration gives the listener an exciting lift.