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Raymond MacDonald International Big Band - Buddy

Featuring the some of the most respected musicians on the Japanese improvised music scene (Satoko Fujii, Michio Yagi, Tatsuya Yoshida ect etc ) alongside Australian innovator Alistair Spence and Necks bassist Lloyd Swanton plus Jim O'Rourke and English Tuba player Gideon Jukes this album takes MacDonald's approach to new levels.

Conventionally notated pieces where musicians get the option to play was is written or play anything they want sit alongside conducted improvisations, text based pieces, free improvisations and a pieces devised by the great American trombonist George Lewis for the Glasgow improvisers orchestra.

All players let their individuals voices shine while MacDonald personality can be heard in the overarching themes, melodies, and structures. The CD explores the boundaries and ambiguities between what is conventionally seen as improvisation and composition and moves effortlessly from delicate intricate textures to exuberant, joyous free jazz full of passion and intensity. passionate, spontaneous and breathtakingly beautiful.

Described by The Wire as “a completely distinctive voice” Raymond MacDonald is increasingly active on the international stage and is a key player within a resurgent Scottish improvised music scene.

Raymond MacDonald International Big Band - Buddy 


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