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Stecks, Marty & Musical Tramps / Long Ago Rumble
Album:Long Ago Rumble Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stecks, Marty & Musical Tramps Added:05/2020
Label:Self Release 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-05-06 
Reviewed: 2020—05-06
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: 19 – spoken word at end
Review: “Primarily a saxophonist/woodwind specialist, Stecks also performs on vocals, keyboards, percussion and electronic media, bringing a dynamic, holistic approach to the live musical experience. His Musical Tramps project is a research-based exploration in jazz, popular, film and electroacoustic music idioms.” – Jazziz On this disc, he explores a wide variety of jazz idioms.
If You Like: Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Flora Purim, Roscoe Mitchell, Matthew Shipp
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Disc 1
1/Ltar I: Invocation – spoken word> slow tempo smoky jam> fade
**2/ Siddartha – synth starts> rocking uptempo song with chorus> quick stop
3/ Ltar II – The Gathering – piano starts> off-kilter midtempo jam> quick fade
*4/ MB Blues – bass starts> smoky midtempo jam builds to uptempo> quick fade
*5/ Ltar III: Good & Evil – bass saxophone starts> off-kilter slow tempo jam> fade
6/ Modern Preternatural Rumble – sax starts> slow tempo jam with interjected vocals> fade
*7/ Ltar IV: Pugilism – bass stars> fast tempo jam> quick fade
8/ Heads Or Tails – drums start> funky midtempo song with chorus> crescendo end
*9/ Ltar V: Ritualism – electric keyboard/bass starts> off-kilter midtempo jam> quick fade
**10/ Begging The Beguine – bass starts> midtempo jam> slows to fade
Disc 2
*11/ Musical Tramps (2019) – sax/flute start> off-kiter midtempo jam swings uptempo with a carnival vibe, then shifts tempos & melodies> finishes with choral singing> crescendo end on vocal
12/ Ltar VI: Phases – drums start> mysterious off-kilter midtempo jam> quick fade
*13/ Wish – drums start> funky uptempo song with chorus> quick stop
14/Ltar VII: Antiquity (Peace) – bass starts> off-kilter midtempo jam> fade
*15/ The Sloth – sax starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
**16/ Ltar VIII: Counter Culture – flute starts> slow tempo jam> pause> midtempo jam> fade
17/ Feel My Way Forward – guitar starts> slow tempo song with chorus swells in volume & tempo> crescendo end
18/ Shape Of Rumbles To Come – piano starts> off-kilter slow tempo jam with spoken word> fade
(FCC)*19/ Ltar IX: Isolation – bass starts> off-kilter slow tempo jam builds to uptempo> spoken word end
*20/ Somersault Of The Earth – drums start> off-kilter midtempo jam builds into rocking uptempo> quick stop.

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) Ltar 1: Invocation 
11.(Disc 2) Musical Tramps (2019)
2.Siddhartha 
12.Ltar 6: Phases
3.Ltar 2: the Gathering 
13.Wish
4.Mb Blues 
14.Ltar 7: Antiquity (Peace)
5.Ltar 3: Good & Evil 
15.The Sloth
6.Modern Preternatural Rumble 
16.Ltar 8 Counter Culture
7.Ltar 4: Pugilism 
17.Feel My Way Forward
8.Heads or Tails 
18.Shape of Rumbles to Come
9.Ltar 5: Ritualism 
19.Ltar 9: Isolation
10.Begging the Beguine 
20.Somersault of the Earth