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Peter Kowald and Barre Phillips, Barry Guy, Maarten Altena: Bass Duets

Peter Kowald has long championed bass duos, though Barre Phillips, who recorded Music From Two Basses with Dave Holland for ECM in 1971, had a few years of a head start, at least on disc. Bass Duets chronicles this facet of Kowald’s music by compiling tracks from FMP LP-era encounters with Phillips, Barry Guy and Maarten Altena, each of whom have made real contributions to expanding the scope of the instrument through extended techniques.

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