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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Penguin Guide To Jazz 2007"

The most exciting group operating in Europe today. - Penguin


"The Wire"

This is utopian music in the very best sense, an imaginary space in which sound happens, sometimes with delicacy, sometimes with staggering intensity........ the wonder of Zaum is that every time they produce music of such ineffable lovelines. - Wire Magazine Ltd


"Jazzwise"

Zaum have been making a name as one of the most original and exciting free - music projects in the world .......... its a richly deserved reputation - Jazzwise Magazine Ltd


Discography

Zaum 1 - AMAZCD15

Above Our Heads The Sky Splits Open - AMAZCD16

A Little Flash of Letting Go - AMAZCD17

I Hope You Never Love Anything As Much As I Love You - AMACD14

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Bio

Steve Harris's Zaum is music instantly concieved and played by great improvisers. Initially put together by Steve Harris in the Autumn of 2002 to record their first album, the group, which was always intended to involve a shifting number of personnel working together in a variety of music settings, has continued to flourish and develop.

The recent addition of The Penguin Guide To Jazz describes as a masterpiece Zaum's album "Above Our Heads The Sky Splits Open" and awards it their highest accolade. It says of the group: ......the groups music does not follow a hard - line "non-idiomatic course, but explores new sonorities within and against a recognisable instrumental discourse". A Zaum performance is always influx, always trading warmly "organic" sounds against tonalities that are not so much dissonant or alien as uncanny, in the strict and original sense. It is profoundly humane music that communicates at a very deep level.