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Joe McPhee / Charlie McPhee / Graham Lambkin / Oliver Lambkin
Live In The Batcave

Joe McPhee and his brother Charlie McPhee along with Graham Lambkin (The Shadow Ring) and his son Oliver Lambkin all congregated at Charlie McPhee’s house one evening to drink and play instruments and records. The event was recorded on several cassettes simultaneously, then edited together by Graham Lambkin. Live at the Batcave is a lo-fi tape collage, with abrupt cuts and dazed echoes.

Lol Coxhill / Joe McPhee / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker
Tree Dancing

A 2010 live concert at Cafe Oto is here given a new lease of life with a CD release on the venue’s Otoroku label. Tree Dancing is an astonishing one-off grouping, with a super-potent cross-Atlantic concentration of free-improvising talent. Joe McPhee and Lol Coxhill appear together here for the first and only time, with Evan Parker and Chris Corsano making up the quartet. What a moment to be able to relive.

Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love
Lift Every Voice And Sing

Smalltown Supersound are going hard on the free jazz this year - so much so that they've set up new sub-label Actions for Free Jazz to accommodate the load. AFJ's latest foray into the genre pairs New York saxophonist Joe McPhee with Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. The duo cycle through six impressionistic skronk workouts on new LP Lift Every Voice And Sing, tackling originals as well as pieces by James Weldon Johnson and Thelonious Monk.
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Joe McPhee and Bryan Eubanks
My Undocumented Alien Clarinet

Multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee has collaborated with the likes of Raymond Boni, Evan Parker, John Snyder, and Konstrukt. Here is a recording of a live performance with saxophonist Bryan Eubanks who improvises manipulating open-circuit electronics. McPhee plays the clarinet and a synthesizer. My Undocumented.. Is an experiment into electronic screeches and drones with an organic counterpart.

Joe McPhee
Seattle Symphony

God help us. An album that sounds like Robin flapping about trying to find his saxophone. One located random notes are blown into it. Actually probably the sort of thing that is adored in this office though today I'm writing the descriptions and with a lack of info about what it actually is I just feel like saying what I want.   

Joe McPhee / Raymond Boni
Jukebox Series #3

Well well: Trost have roped in the wonderful Joe McPhee to participate in their series of new-duo 7”s. For Jukebox Series #3 he is paired with guitarist Raymond Boni for a playful pair of tracks, which feature lots of electronically-modified voice alongside the tumbling guitar and McPhee’s incisive soprano saxophone.
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Konstrukt & Joe McPhee
Babylon

Free jazz meets more free jazz in a free jazz shocker: Turkish improvisers KonstruKt meet saxophonist Joe McPhee on this one, a live recording of their collaboration in Istanbul. They didn't work on it or develop it beforehand: it all just unfolded on stage. That's ridiculous, especially when they wring a melody or two out of it. 'Babylon' is a little avant-garde nugget for fans of jazz that just happens, and doesn't stop happening.

Steve Lacy & Joe McPhee
The Rest

Steve Lacy, the sadly deceased saxophonist, and Joe McPhee, who is still going strong with his horns, only performed together once in their long careers, and The Rest contains that performance in its entirety. One side of soulful dual-saxophone improvisation, brought back to us by Hat Hut / Roaratorio.
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Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano
Scraps & Shadows

Scraps & Shadows is the second recorded meeting of Chris Corsano and Joe McPhee. I find it hard to emphasise just how incredible both these musicians are: powerful and intelligent masters of their respective instruments. Excellent as a duo too, always paying a lot of attention to each other. Yes yes yes, very special.
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Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano
Under A Double Moon

Under A Double Moon is the first meeting on record of Chris Corsano and Joe McPhee. I find it hard to stress to you just how amazingly special both these musicians are: I mean have you see Corsano let loose on a drum kit? Both can go hard, both can go soft, and most importantly, they both listen to each other. A profoundly thoughtful and exciting set of recordings.
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Joe Mcphee & Eli Keszler
Ithaca


Joe Mcphee & Decoy
Oto


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Joe McPhee/ Paal Nilsen-Love
Tomorrow Came Today


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