Mujician

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Mujician were an free improvising and free jazz quartet. The core members were Paul Dunmall (reeds), Keith Tippett (piano), Paul Rogers (bass) and Tony Levin (drums and percussion).[1][2] The band's name "comes from Tippett's daughter, describing what dad does for a living".[2]

Mujician formed in 1988.[1] Their first album, The Journey, contains a single track recorded live at the 1990 Bath Festival.[1][2] Poem About the Hero is also a live recording, done in front of a small audience; their first studio session was Colours Fulfilled,[1] made in 1997.[2] The 2000 The Bristol Concert release was recorded in 1991[1] and added Julie Tippetts on vocals and the Georgian Ensemble.[2] This was followed by Spacetime (2001) and There's No Going Back Now (2005).[2] Mujician retained the same core group of four members and toured in 2010 to mark Levin's seventieth birthday.[3] These were their final performances, as the drummer died in February of the following year.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • The Journey (Cuneiform, 1990)
  • The Bristol Concert (What Disc, 1991)
  • Poem About the Hero (Cuneiform, 1992)
  • Birdman (Cuneiform, 1995)
  • Colours Fulfilled (Cuneiform, 1997)
  • Spacetime (Cuneiform, 2001)
  • There's No Going Back Now (Cuneiform, 2005)
  • 10 10 10 (Cuneiform, 2021)

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dorsch, Jim. "Mujician". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1051. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ a b Fordham, John (23 February 2011). "Tony Levin Obituary". The Guardian.