Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Tony Bevan/Chris Corsano/Dominic Lash
Monster Club

Foghorn Records FGCD-010


New self-released CD on saxophonist Tony Bevan’s label documenting a wild free jazz trio that pits Bevan on soprano, tenor and bass saxophones against drummer Chris Corsano and bassist Dominic Lash. This is an explosive set, one that owes more to the classic fire music modes of post-Coltrane improvisation than the dry stylings of the Steve Noble set. Bevan’s command of the instrument is staggering, blowing chunky, luminous lines that are full of mystery and atmosphere before cascading through the instrument’s most phantom registers, taking long, vocalised solos that push the extreme style of the Reverend Frank Wright into almost Urabe-esque territories. Bassist Lash blends beautifully with Bevan’s ferocious/melodic style while Corsano provides the bulk of the acceleration, pushing the group into the kind of aggressive vectors usually inaccessible to UK improvisers. Fantastic and highly recommended.