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... read moreBritish improvisational group AMM began in the 1960s as a loose ensemble of free-jazz musicians. They maintained a constantly evolving lineup, but members Eddie Prévost (drums), Keith Rowe (guitar), and Lou Gare (tenor saxophone) were the core. Their music had few similarities to American and...

Key songs

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Later During A Flaming Riviera Sunset
6:51
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Ailantus Glandulosa
5:31
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After Rapidly Circling The Plaza
1:03
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What Is There In Uselesness To Cause You Distress?
3:01
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Silence
0:13

Biography

Active: 1960s-2000s
Country Of origin: England
Group Members: Keith Rowe , Cornelius Cardew , John Tilbury

Usually a trio of drummer Eddie Prévost, saxophonist Lou Gare and guitarist Keith Rowe, AMM has explored the minimalist fringe of avant-garde chance operations and improvisational jazz since its inception in 1965. The group debuted with AMMMusic in 1967, and released two additional albums during the late '60s. Much more quiet during the following decade, AMM became jazz-oriented for a brief period when only Prévost and Gare remained. The addition of composer Cornelius Cardew, and frequent classical musicians (cellist Rohan de Saram, pianist John Tilbury), tilted the balance back towards classical minimalism.

AMM's recording activity resumed again in the mid-'80s, with a parade of live releases and re-releases on Prevost's own Matchless Records, but very few original pieces; one exception is the Tom Phillips opera Irma, with contributions from Lol Coxhill, among others. Prévost also contributed to a new generation of experimentalists by recording with Jim O'Rourke, as well as Sonic Boom's EAR project. ~ John Bush~ Rovi

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