Joe McPhee and Survival Unit III
Jez Nelson presents saxophonist Joe McPhee and Survival Unit III in concert at Cafe Oto in London. McPhee began his career in the late 60s with the first incarnation of his free-jazz Survival Unit Trio. Although recording prolifically and earning recognition in Europe over the ensuing years, McPhee didn't earn wider recognition in the US until the 1990s. Since then he has performed regularly alongside Ken Vandermark, with Peter Brotzmann's Chicago Tentet and with his own Trio X. This latest version of Survival Unit features percussionist Michael Zerang and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.