This recording of a live concert at the ICA in London in 1977 is at last being released on Resteamed, the veteran jazz pianist Stan Tracey's own label. It features a live duo concert by two of the most distinguished pianists on the British jazz scene, Stan Tracey himself and, from another generation, the acclaimed improvisor, Keith Tippett.
Tracey had teamed up with Tippett in 1974 for a series of dates as duo, that was known as 'TNT'. They released one album under that name on Emanem Records, which was later reissued on Steam Records and, briefly, on Blue Note International. 'Supernova' presents another opportunity to experience the spontaneous creativity of two jazz greats.
Personnel: Stan Tracey (piano), Keith Tippett (piano)
(4 stars) Captures Tracey and Tippett in fine form...each man shapes the performance of the other like partners in a dance. -- Jazzwise, (Duncan Heining), April 2008
(4 stars) There's an uncanny empathy...a vivid insight into the infrequent work of one of the great improvising partnerships. -- The Guardian, (John Fordham), February 29, 2008
(5 stars) The two pianists waft the listener into a timeless and richly personnel world of freely improvised harmony and discord. -- Financial Times, (Mike Hobart), February 23, 2008