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Ensemble En Pieces / Jardin D'exil
Album:Jardin D'exil Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ensemble En Pieces Added:10/2004
Label:Ambiances Magnetique 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-08 Pull Date:2005-07-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Jul19 Jun5 Jun22 May15 May

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 27 Mar 15:Be Sharp
4.Fri, 17 Jun 05:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Fri, 08 Jul 05:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Mon, 13 Jun 05:Harry Inman
Civil Society
3.Tue, 05 Jul 05:Ben
Umami Jazz Program
6.Tue, 31 May 05:Ben
Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-05-16 
Fairly straight stuff, with rich piano chords and bright horn lines. Soft touch overall, often mixing '60s jazz with chamber-music counterpoint. Playful and accessible with a European sound.
Soloing tends to stick to the normal jazz motif, even on freer tracks like #3, with occasional way-out-there improv such as the intro to #2 or #10. Cleanly executed stuff, worth playing during any contemporary or even avant jazz segment.

1- Grand, playful brass intro.
2- Mellow, pleasant midtempo. Grumpy abstract intro.
3- Mysterious and snaky, mildly Persian sound
4- Slowish '60s feel and eventually stormy
5- Snappy, mid/fast with some cool piano
6- Sneaky little piece w/thumb piano, long horn lines
7- Midtempo, '60s feel; reprise of 4
8- Weird little toy-soldier march
9- Tangly midtempo modern bop, grooves nicely
10- Gentle and slow, mostly pretty with rattly intro
11- Slow trot intro. Big piano solo and fast casual sax solo
12- Midtempo descending theme, insistant trumpet solo
13- Gentle, homey, with random ancillary noises
14- Mid/fast but takes its time; ends pleasant and quiet

Track Listing
1.Ouverture 8.Pendule
2.Nils & Kim 9.Attendre Ce Qui N'arrive Pas
3.Plaines 10.L'abime Commun
4.Alborada 1 11.Arriere-Pays
5.Short Story 12.For Tomasz
6.Lointain 13.Vriation
7.Alborda 2 14.Serpent Echelle