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Aldcroft, Ken & Scott Thomson / Red & Blue
Album:Red & Blue Collection:Jazz
Artist:Aldcroft, Ken & Scott Thomson Added:01/2016
Label:Trio Records 

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Add Date:2016-02-28 Pull Date:2016-05-01 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2016-02-20 
FREE JAZZ / AVANT-GARDE
Ken Aldcroft (guitar) and Scott Thomson (trombone) are both from the Toronto area. Thomson is a member of Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble. Here they team up for four very free improvisations. Trombone goes from its very bottom note to ultra-high register and produces weird sounds including voicing through the horn. Guitar is picked, hollow-body, sometimes with electronics. This is sometimes strange but worthwhile listening.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Slow, meandering, but still pleasant. Almost traditional hollow-body jazz guitar sound. Wild trombone with plenty of glissando and very rapid tonguing. (4:14)
2 Very slow. Strange & eerie. Dominated by the guitar with scraping sounds, electronic effects & percussive techniques. Trombone grunts & groans toward the end. (6:16)
3 ** Mostly slow; faster toward end. A very simpatico collaboration: you can sense them listening and working carefully together. Both strummed chords and picked runs on guitar; trombone does a bit of everything. (20:18)
4 Very slow. Trombone out in front much of the way, using the whole range of the instrument, fluttering, groaning; guitar accompanying with “jazzy” chords. (13:58)

Track Listing
1.Red (1) 3.Red (2)
2.Blue (1) 4.Blue (2)