|Aldcroft, Ken & Scott Thomson / Red & Blue|
|Add Date:||2016-02-28|| ||Pull Date:||2016-05-01|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||17 Apr||3 Apr||27 Mar||13 Mar||6 Mar|
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)