Big Satan

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Big Satan is a musical project headed by saxophonist Tim Berne. Tom Rainey (drummer) and Marc Ducret (guitarist), both regular collaborators with Berne, comprise the remainder of the band's line up.

History[edit]

The group released its first album, I Think They Liked It, Honey, in 1997, described by Allmusic as "a truly mesmerizing set that rings with ominous overtones and intricately constructed fabrics of sound".[1]

It would be 2004 before the group's second album, Souls Saved Hear, described as "dazzling" by Allmusic, and was also praised by the BBC.[2][3] PopMatters described it as "an adventurous listen for the most discriminating, open-minded listener".[4]

An interview with Berne and a live set from The Vortex Jazz Club in London was broadcast by BBC Radio 3.[5]

Their style of music is out-jazz or avant garde. Adopting many of previous out-jazz originators (like Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, etc.), Big Satan's sound is aggressive but with a sense of humor.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astarita, Glenn "I Think They Liked It, Honey Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ Westergaard, Sean "Souls Saved Hear Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ Marsh, Peter (2004) "Big Satan - Souls Saved Hear", BBC
  4. ^ Lundy, Zeth (2004) "Big Satan - Souls Saved Hear", PopMatters
  5. ^ "Jazz on 3", BBC