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Lugerner, Steven Septet / Narratives
Album:Narratives Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lugerner, Steven Septet Added:06/2011
Label:(No Label Information) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-19 Pull Date:2011-08-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Aug14 Aug17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul26 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 09 Nov 17:Fo
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4.Sat, 13 Aug 11:Be Sharp
2.Fri, 14 Jun 13:Fo
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5.Fri, 12 Aug 11:Fo
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3.Wed, 17 Aug 11:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Fri, 15 Jul 11:Fo
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Album Review
Reviewed 2011-06-18 
self-released, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Debut release from Lugerner, who plays saxes and clarinets while leading a very fine band through a mostly original and entirely memorable set. Lugerner’s voice, both as player and composer, is fresh, confident and cool-toned, but with a restless undercurrent – a reaching out for something profound. Originally from Burlingame but now living in New York, Lugerner is on to something interesting here.

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

1. 3:10 – big tune in a small package: forceful but moody with a cool drumbeat
2. 7:31 – quiet trumpet mope; builds up in middle but sax slinks off, great end
3. 9:04 – flowing walk with excellent, layered arrangement & a good sax solo
4. 5:58 – slow, trudging tune: calm bass clarinet and odd guitar
5. 5:52 – easygoing lope, picks up a bit of rock edge and pushes itself forward
6. 6:56 – softly overlapping: piano sparkles, adventurous guitar, sweet sax
7. 9:19 – expectant tune becomes a confident thrust; love the sax work here
8. 6:46 – quiet intro, stirring theme, weighty trumpet, ends with guitar freakout

[ Fo ] 06/12/11

Track Listing
1.Flux Capacitor 5.At Your Feet, Frankincense
2.Simplicity 6.Alondra
3.Here; Now There 7.French Windows
4.Zavat 8.Toy Balloons