How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".



“A total form of art expressed in highly open interplay, delivered in an almost telepathic, yet eccentric camaraderie”

Joëlle Léandre: double bass
Fred Frith: electric guitar
Alvin Curran: piano, synthesizer, samples
Urs Leimgruber: tenor and soprano saxophone

Belem (15:36)
Millsmont (12:35 ) Play Bario Alto (3:51)
Maxwell Park (13:17)
Alfama (7:45)

All compositions by Joëlle Léandre, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Urs Leimgruber.

Recorded live on August 8th 2014 by João-Paulo Nogueira at Jazz em Agosto, Lisbon, Portugal
Mixing and mastering: Jean-Marc Foussat
Liner notes: Eyal Hareuveni
Photographs: RogueArt
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

This is powerful music, even dangerous. Not just because of this quartet’s name - MillsMusicMafia (aka MMM) - which offers some irreverent tendencies among its musicians. It is dangerous because of its suggestive power on us, a power that transcends the music, forming it into a deep spiritual experience one that may motivate us to kick out habits, beliefs, even regimens. Eyal Hareuveni, excerpt from the liner notes