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Free-improv trio Ballister is a fire-breathing behemoth, but beneath the ferocity lies a sophisticated group of musicians

Few if any working improvised music ensembles hit the listener with as much blunt force and manic energy as Ballister, the trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. In February the group dropped Slag (Aerophonic), a live recording of a coruscating performance at London’s Café Oto in 2015. The following […]