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Crunch 10:23
Munch 13:28
Clack 03:05


"Everything in this improvisation interlocks well - the narrative jumps sharply from sensual chamber to free jazz expression." - Spontaneous Music Tribune

"Crunch is an acoustic album, and features a sophisticated melodic-harmonic style (a sort of post-dodecaphony enabling an affective density...) offering strong emotional engagement. There're laments & feelings of melancholy & nostalgia, remembrance more broadly, but also a broader palette moving through various moods, i.e. from tenderness into a sort of carnival or even horror (briefly) vibe, through some sultry jazz, in a sort of emotional kaleidoscope (that nonetheless moves at a rather human pace). (There's perhaps a post-Tristano feel developing eventually out of the extended techniques as well, a sort of limpidity at times, a kind of classical vibe balancing the intensity of the opening shards....) And I've actually come to appreciate these shorter albums, more like one side of an LP, in that they do provide enough material (especially at this density) to feel as though one's heard a "statement." - Todd McComb - Medieval/Jazz Thoughts


released August 2, 2021

Hutch Demouilpied - trumpet and flutes
Matt Hutchinson - piano
Sue Lynch - tenor sax and clarinet

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'Dedicated to John Russell'

Recorded on the 16th June 2019 live at Mopomoso, The Vortex, London by Matt Hutchinson

Mastered by Jeff Ardron

All music by Hutch Demouilpied (PRS), Matt Hutchinson (PRS), Sue Lynch (PRS)
Artwork 'Third' by Finch WF Thompson
Design and Production by Daniel Thompson for Empty Birdcage Records


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Dedicated to releasing documents of free improvisation on CD, tape, DL and vinyl, Empty Birdcage Records was founded by guitarist and improviser Daniel Thompson in 2020

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