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Webber, Anna / Clockwise
Album:Clockwise Collection:Jazz
Artist:Webber, Anna Added:04/2019
Label:Pi Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-15 
Reviewed: 2018-04-15
Genre: Jazz (x)
FCCs: none
Review: Local saxophonist & flutist Webber goes big on Clockwise, introducing a new group with thicker dynamics and a continued command of structural complexities, who help her realize the set’s ambitious goal: to pay tribute to various works for percussion by several of her 20th-century composer heroes. Passages from compositions by Xenakis, Feldman, Varèse, Stockhausen, Babbitt, and Cage become launch pads, as Webber and her deft unit probe for material to be reimagined.
If You Like: (see review)
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Kore ll (3:51) – drums starts slow & intermittent> slow off-kilter jam> quick stop
*2/ Idiom ll (8:38) – horns start> midtempo off-kilter jam> saxes intermingle like a swarm of bees buzzing> melody shift to uptempo rocking jam with no horns and a ragged cello over the top> slides back into midtempo off-kilter jam with horns> slow build in tempo and intensity> uptempo jam with heavy horns> quick stopw
*3/ King of Denmark l/ Loper (10:15) – wild flute/xylophone starts> uptempo jam quickly mellows to midtempo> Midtempo jam like armies on the march> piano intersects> slow build in volume> sax intersects> bass flute solo> midtempo jam with clarinet on top> several crescendos> one big crescendo> midtempo jam> quick fade
4/ King of Denmark ll (1:55) – heavy drum roll starts> drum roll increases in volume, like rolling thunder> quick fade
**5/ Clockwise (6:57) - slow bass leads into very slow jam with horns on top, like a soundtrack to a suspense movie> shifting textures & instrumentation> morphs into uptempo slithering jam> pause> morphs into heavy off-kilter jam> pause> uptempo jam with horns> fade> short uptempo fam & fade
*** 6/ Array (10:03) – off-kilter midtempo jam with flute> sax joins> trumpet joins> swings to uptempo, then fast tempo> piano solo> off-kilter uptempo rocking jam builds in volume & frenzy> quick stop
7/ Hologram Best (1:39) – sax starts> short uptempo jam> quick stop
8/ King Of Denmark lll (1:08) – cello starts deep & dark> short uptempo jam> quick stop
*9/ Kore l (6:24) – plucked bass starts> slow off-kilter jam> trumpet joins> music swells in volume> quick top


Track Listing
1.Kore 2 5.Clockwise
2.Miami 2 6.Rray
3.King Of Denmark 1 7.Hologram West
4.King Of Denmark 2 8.King Of December 3
 9.Kore 1