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Bill Elgart is Hale and Hearty on Evil Rabbit Records

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Evil Rabbit is beyond pleased to announce the release of its 18th recording, Modern Primitive, with legendary expatriate American drummer Bill Elgart joined by Jan Klare upending alto sax, clarinet and flute, Jeff Platz getting his guitars ashes hauled and Meinrad Kneer working a double bass til it's near ready for kindling across 9 compositions and a total of 49:46 minutes worth of playing time.

Bill is often cited for his legendary solo work, “A Life" , recorded at Yale in 1975 and beloved by audiophiles for its dynamic range. His collaboration with Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and John Gilmore on the release “Turning Point" was another overlooked highlight of the period.

Boston fans have been fortunate over the past few years to have him share some performance time during the course of family visits here. It's usually an occasion for a reunion with his old friend John Voigt and last year, Jeff Platz was able to collaborate with John, Bill and Daniel Carter at an Outpost 186 concert.

Evil Rabbit 18 is another fruit of this encounter further enhanced by prior Platz collaborations with Jan Klare and Meinhard Kneer. It's quite a sparkler and bound to engage willing ears.

And don't forget to get a load of the snazzy packaging concept cooked up by Strangelove Creative with superb photography from Monique Besten.

Evil Rabbit 18: Modern Primitive. Jan Klare; alto sax, clarinet and flute, Jeff Platz; guitar, Meinrad Kneer; double bass, Bill Elgart; drums.

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