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Jason Yarde / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prévost

Following the critical acclaim for drummer Eddie Prévost’s bold series of recorded concerts in 2011, join us for this unique monthly live series, revisiting the Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists recordings and discovering how the music has evolved.

Jason Yarde alto and soprano saxophone, Oli Hayhurst double bass, Eddie Prévost drums

“Yarde’s lines coalesce into driving post-Ornettte neo-bop before visiting various other parts of the jazz and improv realm. Yarde negotiates changes of mood, tempo, attack and texture with considerable panache, coherence and architectural integrity.” — Jazz Journal

“The real discovery is Jason Yarde…and says enough about the esteem Prévost has for the young musician. The quality is obvious. He can shout and scream full of relentless energy, exploring new sonic environments and alternating with very lyrical and calm passages, with phrases and rhythms that are real jazzy, and as part of a trio that moves as one. Hayhurst is good and quite jazzy too, quoting Charlie Haden in one of his solo moments … and Prévost? … well he is Prévost … all creative all present all in function of the music. The album consists of two lengthy improvisations, one of twenty-six minutes, the other almost twice as long, but which is captivating from beginning to end. A real treat.” Freejazz

Oli Hayhurst
“…but it was actually the wiry strength of Hayhurst’s bass solos that were the real highlight.” Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph

Eddie Prévost

“His free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique, but his most startling feature is his stylelessness. It’s as though there had never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” — Melody Maker

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