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Joe McPhee and Survival Unit III

Jez Nelson presents a concert given by saxophonist Joe McPhee and Survival Unit III at Cafe Oto in London, with percussionist Michael Zerang and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Apr 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • New release

    • Neneh Cherry & The Thing

      Accordion

      • The Cherry Thing.
      • Smalltown Supersound.
  • Marcus Strickland in session, recorded at the Jazz on 3 studios, London on 7 March 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Marcus Strickland (tenor saxophone)

    • Marcus Strickland

      Mudbone

      Composer: Marcus Strickland

    • Marcus Strickland

      Cochise

      Composer: Alvin Batiste

  • Joe McPhee introduces the Survival Unit

    • Joe McPhee

      Sound on Sound

      • Sound on Sound.
      • Corbett vs. Dempsey.
    • Joe McPhee & Survival Unit II

      The Looking Glass I

      • At WBAI's Free Music Store.
      • Hatology.
  • Joe McPhee's Survival Unit III & Evan Parker, recorded at Café Oto, London on 23 March 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Joe McPhee (pocket trumpet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Michael Zerang (drums), plus special guest Evan Parker (saxophone)

    • Joe McPhee's Survival Unit III & Evan Parker

      This music is entirely improvised

  • Tribute to Tony Marsh

    • Roscoe Mitchell, John Edwards & Tony Marsh

      This music is entirely improvised

      Recorded for Jazz on 3 at Café Oto, London on 10 March 2012 Line-up: Roscoe Mitchell (flute and saxophone), John Edwards (bass), Tony Marsh (drums)

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