Boomkat Product Review:
A wild, fiery, and committed tribute to the memory of Ornette Coleman recorded November 10th, 2004 at Claudia Cassidy Theatre, Chicago, and now released by Italy’s brilliant Holidays Records. Edition of 250 housed in debossed jacket with A4 card insert.
"This – says Joe McPhee – is the third and final iteration of a musical survival concept, which began in as solo project in 1969. Survival Unit III was formed in 2004 at the invitation for a recording date. Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang and I were members of the Peter Brotzmann Chicago 10tet and by that time, we had been working together for five years. So in preparation for the recording, a tour was organized but the recording was cancelled at the last moment. Left to our own devices and thanks to the tireless efforts of Fred and Michael, we play."