Theory of Everything
'A disciplined and coherent yet wildly spontaneous and inventive music.'-Jazz Now 'Notes rip from the keys in cascades. Melodies blow in powerful gusts and gales.' KEYBOARD 'Pete Johnson meets Cecil Taylor'-KEYBOARD 'The work takes full advantage of the expansive territory first opened by Cecil Taylor, but retains a control that allows for the inclusion of many different styles and gives precedence to thematic development over freedom of expression. Included are 12 compositions, each a unique and thoughtful exploration. This is exciting and innovative work. Recommended.', Jazz Now Toby Kasavan is a composer-improviser and pianist who combines rhythm and blues, funk and hard rock with avant-garde jazz and new music. He has played with Rashid Bakr, Daniel Carter William Parker, William Hooker, and Earl Freeman. Kasavan has also performed and/or recorded with Don Covay, Bootsy Collins, Menace, Willie Bobo, Bill Laswell, Maceo Parker, Vernon Reid, Malian vocalist Mangala and The Last Poets among others. Mark Hennen studied with Cecil Taylor at Antioch and Bill Dixon at Bennington. He performs and records regularly with William Hooker, Rashid Bakr, William Parker, Alan Silva, Earth People and Jackson Krall among others and has been a member of the Kasavan/Hennen piano duo for 18 years.