|Abrams, Muhal Richard; George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell / Streaming|
|Add Date:||2007-01-21|| ||Pull Date:||2007-03-25|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||25 Mar||11 Mar||25 Feb||11 Feb||4 Feb||28 Jan|
Three veterans of free jazz in an improvised summit that includes regular piano/trombone/sax work but also plenty of percussion a la Art Ensemble of Chicago, and even some laptop electronics from George Lewis. A session that's mostly thoughtful rather than vicious and includes some nice application of electronics. Great musicianship too, of course. |
Every track is worthy of airplay, although you'll want to be aware of the quietude in 1 and 4 and the drone-y nature of 2.
Muhal Richard Abrams (piano, etc.), George Lewis (trombone, laptop), Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, percussion)
1- (10:02) Careful horn blurbs, piano. About halfway, gets into a quiet but clever/quirky improv. Last 2 minutes are quiet.
2- (11:02) Otherworldly fluttering, a tense, sparse warble. Builds to a squeaky, shimmering drone.
3- (18:27) Opens with "traditional" trombone/piano duet, playfully paced: a nice 8 minute opener (and good excerpt). ... Then a buildup into a more disturbing segment with electronically generated voicelike sounds and some heart-pounding piano.
4- (16:36) Slow piano thunder. Dark and stormy. After 5 minutes, bird sounds come in. Gets very quiet later, with soft percussion including what I think are laptop sounds, subtle.
5- (17:34) Bouncy trio improv, gets into a nice busy tizzy.