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Sound on Survival, Live, Henceforth Records. Free jazz by altoist Marco Eneidi, bassist Lisle Ellis & drummer Peter Valsamis, from two concerts just prior to heading to the Spirit Room to record American Roadwork (CIMP). It's intensely rhythmic music - even Eneidi treats the saxophone as almost a pulse generator, the source of abruptly fired-off impulses with a surprisingly regular rhythm (though he uses that regularity to create syncopation effects too). The CD combines music from concerts in Amherst (mostly head-on intensity) & Philadelphia (a change of pace - after 13 minutes it cools off to a long bass/drums episode with Ellis throwing in some electronics, & only really heats up again right at the end). ***1/2