Cuneiform: Mujician – There’s No Going Back Now / Dieses Wochenende für Five

„Working within the instrumental parameters of the standard post-bop combo – piano, bass, drums and saxophones – the band situates itself in a space midway between what could be called Brit-Improv and American energy music…their sound is, if anything, more exhilarating than it has ever been.“ – Jazz Weekly

„The improvising quartet Mujician was formed in 1988 and remained a working ensemble until Tony Levin’s death in 2011. For over two decades, this British free-jazz quartet was working and refining their dynamic take on improvised jazz with the same quartet of musicians, all of whom were long-time mainstays on the English and European free-jazz scene.
On this, their sixth and final album, they do what they have always done, which is to dig in and to investigate the music and where the music takes them, which in this case is a single, 45′ long piece!“

This 2006 release was the final release by Mujician, as they disbanded after Tony’s death. What I didn’t know until a few weeks ago was that while the group were on their final tour, to celebrate Tony Levin’s 70th birthday, in fall, 2010, the group recorded one final studio session (at Victoria Rooms, with engineer Jonathan Scott, the same person who recorded There’s No Going Back Now.)

This final studio recording has been located and will be released by Cuneiform sometime in the next 6-12 months and is entitled 10 10 10.

To celebrate this unexpected, upcoming surprise release from a band who we worked very steadily with from 1992-2006, we are putting this title on sale this weekend!



released May 23, 2006

Keith Tippett piano
Paul Rogers 7-string A.L.L. bass
Tony Levin drums
Paul Dunmall soprano & tenor saxophones

Recorded June 12, 2005.
Victoria Rooms, Bristol, UK.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jonathan Scott.

„With There’s No Going Back Now we are confronted with yet another example of a gripping mindset where total time and concentration takes control over an extended period. The fact that the result is such a grand, beautiful epic is some kind of justification, truly now there can indeed be no way back from instant classic status. This performance will haunt Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers and Tony Levin forever. There’s No Going Back Now has the kind of definitive aura associated with Soft Machine’s Third or Kronos Quartet’s White Man Sleeps; there will be other music to come but this one will set the seal on everything else that follows. I guess, some days these things just happen.“
– Steve Day

1) Click this album link:
https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/theres-no-going-back-now
2) Click „Buy Digital Album“
3) Type „10“ into the Name your price field (The discount comes next! 😉 ).
4) Type the word „FIVE“ into the Discount code field.
5) Click „apply“
6) Click „Check out now“ or „Add to Cart“

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