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Friesen, David / Structures
Album:Structures Collection:Jazz
Artist:Friesen, David Added:02/2018

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Add Date:2018-02-16 Pull Date:2018-04-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:11 Mar

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1.Thu, 08 Mar:Sophie
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-02-04 
Reviewed: 2018-02-04
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: “One of the most eminent exponents of the instrument, he maintains an astonishing level of virtuosity.” – LA Times This two-disc set highlights his capacities and his original compositions through duos with two dynamic improvisors he's partnered with over the years. Disc one is a live set with saxophonist Joe Manis & disc two is in the studio with guitarist Larry Koonse. The live date has more range & solos, but both are top notch performances. “New Hope” is performed on both.
If You Like: (Disc 1): Jane Ira Bloom, Paul McCandless, Eberhard Weber, Bjorn Meyer (Disc 2): Ralph Towner, Glenn Moore, Bill Frissell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Disc 1
*1/ Wrinkle (4:34) – sax starts> midtempo swing jam swings uptempo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
2/ Basic Strategy (4:48) – bass starts> midtempo jam with middle eastern vibe> sax swings uptempo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Brilliant Heart (5:00) – sax starts with slow solo> slow jam with piano> piano solo> gorgeous sax solo> slow duet> slow fade
*4/ Martin’s Balcony (2:47) – bass starts> midtempo jam with flute-like tenor sax> bass solo> duet> quick stop
5/ Left Field Blues (3:14) – sax starts> swinging uptempo duet> bass solo> duet> quick stop
6/ New Hope (3:31) – piano starts with slow solo> slow duet> fade
7/ Roof Tops (4:41) – bass starts> uptempo duet> bass solo> uptempo duet> bass solo to fade
*8/ Seam Line (6:01) – bass solo starts, slow & complex> slidesinto slow duet> sax solo swings wild> uptempo duet> quick fade
9/ Going Forth (6:14) – piano starts> slow duet> piano solo> slow duet> sax swings out & then mellows to fade
*10/ Lament For the Lost/ Procession (8:15) – bass starts with sliding notes> slow duet with flute-like tenor sax> fade> false stop> midtempo duet & interplay morphs into duet with percussive effect> sax solo> duet fades
Disc 2
11/ Make Believe (4:11) – midtempo duet with interesting counterpoint> quick fade
*12/ New Hope (4:15) – guitar starts> midtempo duet with shifting patters> quick fade
*13/ Romantic (3:45) - guitar starts> uptempo duet> crescendo end
14/ Quietly Unfolding (4:18) – guitar starts> slow duet> slow fade
15/ Alaskan Waters (4:14) – guitar starts> uptempo duet> slow fade
16/ Undisclosed (5:20) – guitar starts> > midtempo duet> guitar solo> slow duet> slow fade
*17/ At Last, At Rest (4:05) - guitar starts> slow duet> bass solo> guitar solo> slow duet> quick fade
*18/ Passage (3:57) – guitar starts> uptempo duet> quick fade
19/ My Faith, My Life (4:06) – guitar starts> slow duet> slow fade

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Wrinkle 10.Lament For The Lost/ Procession
2.Basic Strategy 11.(Disc 2) Make Believe
3.Brilliant Heart 12.New Hope
4.Martin's Balcony 13.Romantic
5.Left Field Blues 14.Quietly Unfolding
6.New Hope 15.Alskan Waters
7.Roof Tops 16.Undisclosed
8.Seam Line 17.At Last, At Rest
9.Going Forth 18.Passage
 19.My Faith, My Life