Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed

The Ritual and The Dance (Gatefold) (AS145)

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The Ritual and The Dance (Gatefold)

Roscoe Mitchell & Mike Reed

Astral Spirits


LPS 162697




LP 20,64 €

Seventeen minutes into this thirty-seven minute performance from Roscoe Mitchell and Mike Reed, the saxophonist pauses, removing the soprano from his lips. At that moment, it is clear what an enormous effort the septuagenarian was making. His breath control and lung volume might be matched only by two of his contemporaries, Evan Parker and Peter Brötzmann. But then, you might not be surprised by the saxophonist's attack as he has been at this for half a century.


  • Roscoe Mitchell - woodwinds
  • Mike Reed - drums

Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015.


  • SIDE A
  • The Ritual
  • SIDE B
  • The Dance