Joe McPhee Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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.
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.
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.
Konstrukt & Joe McPhee
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
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.
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.
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.
Joe Mcphee & Eli Keszler