Black Top - New Forms

Jazzwise-July2014-cover500With a combined musical history that connects free flowing improvisation, Jamaican dub and avant garde electronica, multi-instrumentalist conceptualists Orphy Robinson and Pat Thomas are a wholly contemporary duo. And yet their collaborative project, Black Top, seeks to leapfrog all such generic definitions and provide a creative platform that’s open to any and every possibility, in many ways reflecting today’s multi-denominational music paradigm. With the release of their debut album, # One, which also features brilliant yet elusive saxophonist Steve Williamson, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to both musicians about why having no rules is the only way to create a new jazz tradition today

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