Live at the South Bank - Kieran Hebden
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  • Summary: Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson joined the last collaboration of Steve Reid and Kieran Hebden of Four Tet on this final album from Reid, who died in April 2010.
  • Record Label: Smalltown Superjazzz
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental, Jazz, Electronica, Avant-Garde, Avant-Garde Jazz, Structured Improvisation, Modal Music
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  1. Dec 12, 2011
    90
    This scorching set of amplified electro-acoustic spiritualism between the pair and the mighty Mats is an effective snapshot of the potential for what could have been.
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    80
    Probably the last recording of Reid playing live, before his death in April 2010, it is a fittingly energetic and exuberant performance.
  3. Nov 28, 2011
    80
    This is crossover free-jazz of a rare power.
  4. Nov 28, 2011
    80
    Joined by the similarly un-categorizable Swedish reedman Mats Gustafsson, Live at the South Bank is an onslaught of sound.
  5. Dec 1, 2011
    80
    The synergy between electronics and organic instrumentation, sometimes an arid and baffling blend in improv, makes this a thrilling listen. [Dec 2011, p.87]
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Live at the South Bank is an artfully and spiritually satisfying coda to a long and criminally underappreciated career.
  7. Dec 8, 2011
    50
    It's more letdown than meltdown, as veteran drummer Steve Reid runs out steam about halfway through disc two. [Dec 2011, p.70]

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