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.
Marcus Strickland in session, recorded at the Jazz on 3 studios, London on 7 March 2012
Line-up: Marcus Strickland (tenor saxophone)
Joe McPhee introduces the Survival Unit
Joe McPhee's Survival Unit III & Evan Parker, recorded at Café Oto, London on 23 March 2012
Line-up: Joe McPhee (pocket trumpet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Michael Zerang (drums), plus special guest Evan Parker (saxophone)
Tribute to Tony Marsh