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Shragge, Ian & Ben Monder / This World Of Dew
Album:This World Of Dew Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shragge, Ian & Ben Monder Added:07/2018
Label:Human Resource Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-12 
Reviewed: 2018-07-10
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The duo project is an exploratory, meditative collaboration that features guitarist Monder’s otherworldly harmonic virtuosity in expansive sonic textures & highlights Shragge’s subtle and distinctive lyrical voice on the trumpet, shakuhachi & dragon mouth trumpet (a custom microtonal instrument). Fans of ECM will love this.
If You Like: Enrico Rava, Jan Garbarek, Ralph Towner, Bill Frissell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Companion (5:34) – guitar/trumpet starts> slow duet builds to midtempo> fade
This World Of Dew Suite
2/ By Rain And Mud (0:49) – strong start on dragon mouth trumpet with gong-like chords on guitar> short duet & stop
*3/ A Tiny Boat (7:01) – heavy guitar chords start> slow duet with altered dragon mouth trumpet notes drawn out> guitar solo> slow duet> fade
4/ This World Of Dew (1:47) – chorded guitar starts> ululating trumpet> slow duet> fade on trumpet
*5/ There Is Always One You Follow (4:19) – shakuhachi starts> midtempo duet with ululating shakuhachi> quick fade
*6/ Stink Worm (2:40) – trumpet starts> slow ominous duet> trumpet solo> slow duet> fade
*7/ Pretending Wisdom (2:27) – sonic midtempo duet starts> space jam> trumpet solo> fade
8/ Roll The Dice (4:14) – trumpet starts hesitatingly with cascade of notes> slow duet with interesting solos> quick fade
9/ Nothing In The City (3:24) – dragon mouth trumpet starts> slow expanding duet with pauses>
shakuhatchie solo> fade
*10/ It’s Ours (3:01) – dragon mouth trumpet starts> slow duet with trumpet>fade
11/ Old Dust (5:24) – dragon mouth trumpet starts> slow duet> trumpet solo> slow duet> fade
12/ Settling (1:44) – dragon mouth trumpet starts> slow pastoral duet> fade
*13/ Blue Bird (5:52) – ululating shakuhatchi starts> slow duet builds to midtempo & slows to fade
14/ Sun Coming Down (3:34) – trumpet starts> slow duet with trumpet flourishes> guitar solo> trumpet solo> fade

Track Listing
1.Companion 8.Roll The Dice
2.(This World Of Dew Suite) A/ By Rain & Mud 9.Nothing In The Cry
3.(This World Of Dew Suite) B/ A Tiny Boat 10.It's Ours
4.(This World Of Dew Suite) C/ This World Of Dew 11.Old Dust
5.(This World Of Dew Suite) D/ There Is Always One You Follow 12.Settling
6.(This World Of Dew Suite) E/ Stink Worm 13.Blue Bird
7.(This World Of Dew Suite) F/ Pretending Wisdom 14.Sun Coming Down