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



Front Cover of the Album OAKLAND/LISBOA
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“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