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BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC - It's a Mystery

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: ReR Megacorp ReR BDOM
Release Year: 2017
Note: incredible, genre-crossing material (12 pieces) from this late 60's/early 70's experimental musician (flutist / saxophonist), between Jazz and contemporary dance composition everything is possible, all carefully created.. "from solo to 65-piece wind band, recording experiments to library music and the years 1970 to 2004. And, of course, Alphorns."
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"Bob Downes was a name youd see everywhere in the late 60s/early 70s always up to his neck in something interesting and experimental. Last year I tracked down a composition of his for Alphorns for the Probes series (it will be in No.22) and a few months later he sent me an unreleased recording of his 1970 Dream Journey, a great dance composition that speaks volumes about the general musical climate of the time (its for 3 percussionists, two flautists, saxophone, trumpet and bass). I asked if there were more and we soon shuffled this compilation together, which covers a lot of ground: from solo to 65-piece wind band, recording experiments to library music and the years 1970 to 2004. And, of course, Alphorns. Several tracks feature the legendary John Stevens, classical percussionist Derek Hogg and bassist Daryl Runswick. Its constantly engaging, inventive and a pleasure to listen to; and its also a fascinating window onto a (sadly) vanished aesthetic."