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Various Artists / Generate Records: 1999-2009
Album:Generate Records: 1999-2009 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2009
Label:Generate Records 

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Add Date:2009-11-08 Pull Date:2010-01-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Jan27 Dec20 Dec13 Dec22 Nov15 Nov
Airplays:111111

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 15 Jan 10:Wedge
Memory Select, new friday time
4.Tue, 15 Dec 09:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Tue, 05 Jan 10:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Tue, 08 Dec 09:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Tue, 22 Dec 09:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Thu, 19 Nov 09:Brick
orangeasm: tribute to goatse

Album Review
Wedge
Reviewed 2009-11-19 
Abstract improvised music with traces of free jazz in some tracks. No electronics, but could appeal to fans of strange, noisy stuff.

It's a retrospective of drummer Jeff Arnal's various groups over the past 10 years, but there are common threads: nearly all-acoustic instrumentation, and some jazzy wisps from sax and piano (or, outright free-jazz aggression as on 1 and 4.)

1- Free-jazz attack. Lotta drums, wailing tenor sax.
2- Rattly drums and spare bass clarinet spatters
3- Sporadic, squawky. Echoey lo-fi.
4- Stern, slow piano. Gets loud and stormy
5- Rapid patter of small, curly sounds. Active yet low-key
6- Saxophone squawks. Pecking, abstract.
7- High, surreal squeak.
8- Mid/fast, lonely free jazz: Cooking sax/drums, crystalline piano. Great late-night bustling feel.
9- Dark and ritualistic sax/bass. Gets intense, a nice 15-minute journey
10- Small piano, metallic percussion
11- Chamber piano, slightly off. Really short.
12- Languid: loping, twangy bass, then calm jazz guitar.
13- Peppery piano and bass. A nicely dense, short track.
14- Otherworldly rattles and low, low trombone notes
15- Scattery skewed-jazz piano/sax
16- Gentle drone

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Generations Duo In Sink
2.Dierker, John & Jeff Arnal Downtown Deal
3.Arnal/Dierker/Vincent/Wofford Yucatan
4.Arnal, Jeff & Gordon Beeferman I Dip My Hands Once Again Into The Ocean
5.Spy Satellite Caterpillar Dream
6.Tripwire Oaksmus Studio - Berlin 2001
7.Propele Di Katsa Lemniskate
8.Rara Avis Paraphernalia
9.Misterka/Dahlgren/Arnal Red
10.Arnal, Jeff & Gordon Beeferman Pirouette On A Pin
11.Arnal, Jeff & Gordon Beeferman In White Haze
12.Fulminate Trio Floater
13.Arnal, Jeff Sextet Ny 2002
14.Arnal, Jeff / Newsonic Ny 2007
15.Arnal, Jeff / Wombat Ny 2008
16.Diaz-Infante/Gayle/Arnal Live At Cim - Ny 2007