Rex, Wrecks & XXX
Rex, Wrecks & XXX is a double CD by British jazz saxophonist Evan Parker and American pianist Matthew Shipp released on the French RogueArt label. The disc one was recorded in studio and the disc two live at the Vortex in London the following day. The two “Wrecks” pieces are solo improvisations by Shipp and Parker. Previously, they collaborated on 2007’s Abbey Road Duos.
|Rex, Wrecks & XXX|
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|Recorded||September 6 & 7, 2011|
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|Matthew Shipp chronology|
The Down Beat review by Daniel A. Brown states "Each player, armed with an arsenal of concepts, experience and technique, aims for a shared target, an alien melodicism centered on emotional expression, pulled form the unknown."
The Point of Departure review by Jason Bivins says "As is the case with all the music on this release, it’s extremely focused stuff that, while never for a moment sacrificing the utter distinctiveness of the musicians, is unpredictable and organic. Many of the pieces develop, at least for a brief interval, into a fragmentary, angular space that seems a common language for these two superb listeners."
- All compositions by Parker/Shipp except as indicated
- "Rex 1" – 9:55
- "Rex 2" – 6:46
- "Wrecks 1" (Matthew Shipp) – 5:25
- "Rex 3" – 1:34
- "Wrecks 2" (Evan Parker) – 2:45
- "Rex 4" – 6:11
- "Rex 5" – 11:00
- "Rex 6" – 4:33
- "XXX" – 41:47
- Brown, Daniel A. Rex, Wrecks & XXX review. Down Beat November 13: page 59. Print.
- Bivins, Jason. Rex, Wrecks & XXX review at Point of Departure