AMM

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AMM is a British free improvisation group that was founded in London, England in 1965. The group was initially composed of Keith Rowe on guitar, Lou Gare on saxophone and Eddie Prévost on drums. The three men shared a common interest in exploring music beyond the boundaries of conventional jazz, as part of a larger movement that helped spawn European free jazz and free improvisation. AMM have never been well known to the general public, but have been influential on the field of improvised music. Most of their recordings have been released on Matchless Recordings, which was run by founding member and percussionist Eddie Prévost. In a 2001 interview, founding member Keith Rowe was asked if "AMM" was an abbreviation; he replied, "The letters AMM stand for something, but as you probably know it's a secret!"

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1967 AMMMusic AMM 4 2
1978 To Hear and Back Again AMM 2
1983 Generative Themes AMM 2
1987 The Inexhaustible Document AMM 2
1991 It Had Been an Ordinary Enough Day in Pueblo, Colorado AMM 1
1991 The Nameless Uncarved Block AMM 1
1992 The Crypt - 12th June 1968 AMM 1
1993 Newfoundland AMM 4 1
2000 Tunes Without Measure or End AMM 1
2003 At the Roundhouse AMM 1
2008 Trinity AMM with John Butcher 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Before Driving to the Chapel We Took Coffee with Rick and Jennifer Reed Live AMM 2
1996 Laminal Live AMM 1
1996 Live in Allentown USA Live AMM 1
2001 Fine Live AMM 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 FatCat Split Series #4 AMM / Merzbow 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Combine + Laminates + Treatise '84 Live AMM 1
1996 From a Strange Place: Dedicated to the Tokuoka Family Live AMM 1
2005 Norwich Live AMM 1

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