The Bebop Shop : Current Events: New Jazz and Beyond : Andy Sheppard
With Aarset's ambient drones and electronic textures as a backdrop, Sheppard and co seem to have even more space to explore than on the saxophonist's acclaimed Trio Libero recording (2786630). The music embraced here includes new compositions by Sheppard, Benita and Rochford, open improvisations, the Elvis Costello tune "I Want To Vanish", and the Gaelic traditional ballad "Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir" which appears in three variations, a thematic thread through the album. 'Surrounded by Sea' was recorded at Lugano in August-September 2014 with Manfred Eicher producing.
with Eivind Aarset (guitar and electronics), Michel Benita (double bass) & Sebastian Rochford (drums). (Proper Note) Price: £14.99