Bodywork

COMPOSERS: Marshall Travis Wood
LABELS: 33 Jazz
ALBUM TITLE: Marshall Travis Wood
PERFORMER: John Marshall (d, perc); Theo Travis (ts, ss, fl); Mark Wood (gs)
CATALOGUE NO: 036 CD

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Bodywork compresses 13 totally improvised pieces by a trio of leading British jazz musicians. Drummer John Marshall and guitarist Mark Wood have both long been active on the international jazz scene and saxophonist Theo Travis is one of the most gifted of the younger generation of musicians.

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Their instrumental virtuosity and intensely compositional approach to improvisation has resulted in a remarkably successful album. None of the music was premeditated and yet several of the performances are achieved with such artistry that they sound almost precomposed.