Artist: Ali Berkok
Songs: All-Set! + Prerhythmia/Arrhythmia
Recorded at Array Space (All-Set! Triple Album Launch), March 5, 2016.
This show served as the launch party for All-Set! Editions and its first three releases. Masterminded by Mike Smith, these first three albums all included his beautifully-designed packaging — and all three also revolved around players from the overlapping Muskox/Aurochs axis. Aurochs mainman Ali Berkok started the evening with a set of solo piano, as explored on his Never Get Lost For Long album. He lead off with this aptly-named improvisation, and contrasted that spontaneity with some of the album's composed pieces, such as the intellectually-considered series of exclamation points in the second piece's rhythmic variations.