Dunmall, Paul - Great Divide
Born 1953 in Welling, England, Paul Dunmall is one of Britains best-known jazz musicians. Classically trained on clarinet, Dunmall began his professional music career in 1969. Dunmall is perhaps most widely known for his work since 1988 as a member of Mujician, a highly acclaimed British improvising collective that has released four albums on Cuneiform. Since 1997, Dunmall has led his own Octet. The Paul Dunmall Octet includes both well known and up-and-coming players. In The Great Divide, the bands third release, the Paul Dunmall Octet progresses through a six-part program that explores a multitude of moods and styles within the medium of modern improvised jazz. On the final track, an additional 8 players join the Octet on their musical journey. The CD is an important addition to Dunmall's ever-growing body of works as well as to the genre affectionately called ''Britjazz''.