The Wire

Four textured mosaics energised by drummer Oxley with two Norwegian musicians: electric guitarist Ivar Grydeland and bassist Tonny Kluften. The first improvisation was captured at Kongsberg Jazzfestival last March; the remaining three were recorded in concert in Oslo in May. Pace and density vary, but all four pieces are highly physical, suggesting solid mobiles that disclose different facets and create unexpected temporary alignments as they turn. This is group improvisation at its purest, making sound objects that float free from ego.

Julian Cowley