Avant Jazz / Free Improvisation / Avant-Garde
premiera polska: 02.03.2005
kontynent: Ameryka Północna
opakowanie: Gatefoldowe etui
An Even Break (Never Give a Sucker) is an album by American free jazz drummer Sunny Murray. It was recorded in Paris in November 1969, and released on the BYG Actuel label in 1970. On the album, Murray is joined by saxophonists Byard Lancaster and Kenneth Terroade, and bassist Malachi Favors.
In 2002, Fuel 2000 reissued An Even Break (Never Give a Sucker) along with Murray's 1970 BYG album Sunshine on a single disc.
In a review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek wrote that the album "showcases Murray's brand of fiery, spiritual free jazz grooveology… Less than half an hour in length, it features four mid-length performances that amount to free jazz improvisation. It's compelling, and holds the listener's interest for its passion and intrigue, but this was not a band per se and the rough edges certainly show."
The authors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars, referring to it as "Murray's finest hour of the fast-disappearing '60s."
Byard Lancaster - alto sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute
Kenneth Terroade - tenor sax, flute
Malachi Favors - bass
Sunny Murray - drums, balafon, poetry reading
A1. An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker) 7'26
A2. Giblets - Part 12 7'12
B1. Complete Affection 7'15
B2. Invisible Blues 5'23
wydano: Mar 2, 2005