These live recordings capture Tony Irving (from legendary UK group Ascension) & Massimo Magee (up-and-coming writer, artist, and musician based in London) in full, incendiary flight on two dates in their early 2019 UK duo tour.
The music is informed strongly by the free jazz tradition coupled with urgency and insistence that reflects the contemporary condition. It is a music that, at heart, resists analysis because its eyes are set firmly on achieving a state about which no words could be said, a state that ‘gives a holiday to every sense’. .
Released January 10, 2020
Massimo Magee – Tenor, Alto and Sopranino Saxophones
Tony Irving – Drums
Tracks 1 & 3 recorded at The Globe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK on January, 28th, 2019 by Massimo Magee
Track 2 recorded at the Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK on January, 19th, 2019 by Joshua Weitzel
Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City
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