|Davis, Kris / Rye Eclipse|
|Add Date:||2008-09-28|| ||Pull Date:||2008-11-30|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||30 Nov||16 Nov||9 Nov||2 Nov||26 Oct||12 Oct||5 Oct|
Davis goes over the edge into avant-garde territory with these piano/sax-led pieces. Marvellous stuff that falls more on the improv side than the composed side, with a playfully adventurous attitude -- lots of attitude. Piano can be gnarled and heavy, but on tracks like 7 displays a playful light touch. Tony Malaby on sax flutters, darts, and sometimes piles on the heavy storming. Doesn't sound quite like your normal "improv" session, nor is it a carbon copy of '60s free jazz. It's fresh, and impressive. |
1- Big, lumbering intro, into a quieter zone that builds into a machine-like groove.
2- Jagged and stumbling. Cool stuff.
3- Cautious, sneaking, but blossoms into a dire midtempo composition with some really nice sax soloing
4- Pleasantly fast jam, scattered and carefree
5- Delicate and slow
6- Mid/fast, gets growly
7- Quiet, light, fast parts interspersed with a dark, dire composition. Lots of fun, smart-alecky piano in there. Ends with tiny tiny pecking.
8- Abrasive sax flutters, a slowly tumultous improv.