heres an album i like by a quartet which was an active working unit for some years.
jimmy lyons of course was a mainstay of cecil taylor's units for 25 or so years.
and im sure that fans who have the ayler box ,are already familiar with the high level of creative empathy produced by this group.
heres a short ,almost curt review from amg
by Scott Yanow
For one of his very infrequent recordings outside of the realm of Cecil Taylor, altoist Jimmy Lyons teams up with the talented jazz bassoonist Karen Borca, bassist Jay Oliver and drummer Paul Murphy for lengthy and rather adventurous versions of "Theme" and "Riffs #1/II" plus the brief "Riffs #1/I" which serves as a prelude to the longer "Riffs." It is always intriguing to hear Lyons stretching out without a piano and this set helped make listeners aware of Borca's brilliant playing on the rarely utilized bassoon.
its hard to go wrong with jimmy lyons, unfortunately on this the recording balance is far from perfect, the sound quality is at times muddy , though its certainly better than that achieved on the mamoth 3 lp set push- pull which i regret having sold because of the poor sound quality.
if anyone has that please post it either here or elsewhere.
this wont dissapoint any lyons fans, despite its technical shortcomings.
buy jimmy lyons and karen borca discs
its an easily aquired taste thats well worth cultivating!
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