here's one, by roger deans group lysis, with a guest appearance ( he plays throughout)by Kenny wheeler.
roger dean is not only a great pianist in a jazz/improv tradition, hes a true renaissance man who plays double bass in the context of contemporary chamber music, and has performed pieces by Scelsi and Xenakis among others.
having moved out here to Australia in the mid 80's this group with changed personnel still performs and records regularly under the name australysis.
i ve seen them live a few times in either context.
this one seems to me a minor classic somewhat reminiscent of very early sme albums like karyobin, and also successfully eclectic and ambitious composed pieces such as Barry guy's ode.
as an attempt at fusing advanced late 20th century compositional procedures and jazz it works rather well and seems more memorable than most similar attempts.
Kenny wheeler plays his challenging parts with aplomb, at times stealing the show.
this is a vinyl rip that is a little bit crackly(taken from the mosaic LP), its very listenable though far from mint, so I've ripped it to 320 lame only
still well worth checking out.
the music was composed with Kenny wheeler exclusively in mind.
one piece -destructures six , spans the entire lp.
roger dean- piano, db, vibes, xylophone
Ashley brown- percussion
Marc Meggido- db, Geoff warren- flute and saxes
John Wallace -tpt, Kenny wheeler- tpt, flg hrn