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Mitchell, Roscoe / Discussions
Album:Discussions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mitchell, Roscoe Added:10/2017
Label:Wide Hive 

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Add Date:2017-10-29 Pull Date:2017-12-31 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-19 
Reviewed: 2017-10-19
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: one of the godfathers of free jazz returns with a 20-piece orchestra for full out experimental dialogue between instruments. "Discussions" is an apt title.
If You Like: David S. Ware, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Matthew Shipp, Don Cherry, Terry Riley
Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Cascade (4:26) - trumpet starts with weird space noises> slow tempo jam> more instruments join in the conversation, like a party with new guests arriving> builds in volume and slows as they leave
2/ I'll See You Out There (6:41) - horns open> slow tempo jam> melody shift with drums pounding> trumpet soars and slows to fade
*3/ Discussions (9:37) - flute starts> slow tempo jam slowly builds with new instruments coming in> the conversation grows heated as if an argument has ensued> slow to fade
4/ Cracked Roses (5:07) - drums start> instruments arrive in short bursts> slow build to midtempo jam with horns up front> fade
*5/ Discussions II (8:11) - heavy piano chords like menacing clouds with lightning bolts of other instruments striking starts> calamitous jam with several instruments morphs into an off-kilter dialog between trumpet, flute, electronics, drums, & Bowed bass> conversation slows to stop
6/ Frenzy House (6:49) - horns start like announcing the king> off-kilter jam with flute & electronics> false stop> uptempo musical conversation slows to midtempo almost classical> false stop> uptempo off-kilter jam> quick stop
7/ Home Screen (2:04) - flutes start like a flock of birds> midtempo jam & stop
*8/ Who Dat (22:33) - electronics/ trumpet space jam start> multiple instruments join in conversation in a midtempo jam> morphs into a space jam with electronics, trumpet, & percussion>trumpet solo interspersed with electronic & other instruments> false stop? noises like signals from space> midtempo jam with electronics adding sounds> false stop>slow drun/piano duet with electronic space noise morphs into uptempo multi-insrtumentjam> fade on drums

Track Listing
1.Cascade 5.Discussions Il
2.I'll See You Out There 6.Frenzy House
3.Discussions I 7.Home Screen
4.Cracked Roses 8.Who Dat