Stein, Jason Quartet / Story This Time, The
Album: Story This Time, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stein, Jason Quartet   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Delmark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-05-26 Pull Date: 2012-07-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 1 Jun 17 Jun 10 Jun 3
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 29, 2021: No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Jun 8, 2012)
4. Jul 17, 2012: Rebop
Little Big Horse
2. Jul 24, 2012: Rebop
5. Jun 26, 2012: Rebop
Lennie Bird
3. Jul 18, 2012: maximum entropy
6. Jun 12, 2012: Rebop

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-13
For folks who like the low down. Jason Stein plays bass clarinet. He’s joined by Keefe Jackson on tenor sax and contrabass clarinet. (Rhythm section is bass & drums.) Get ready for some unusual sounding—but damn good—jazz. The album starts out fairly straightforward, but gets quite strange in the middle.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 Just a warm up. (2:43)
2 * Worth a listen, but be ready for strange, gloopy sounds. (9:16)
3 ** Fast, snappy, and fun. Various sounds and textures. Nifty drum solo on the rims. (8:12)
4 *** Up-tempo T. Monk tune. Syncopated rhythm; complex counterpoint. (6:02)
5 ** Fast, complex. A lot going on here. Starts with a bass solo, then a tuba-like contrabass. Several long solo lines on bass clarinet, ranging from fun to downright wacky. (8:23)
6 * Quite free (squawks, squeaks) for first 1-1/2 min. Then a playful, Lee Konitz classic. (5:34)
7 Avant-garde. Bits of melody, interrupted by squeaks, honks, cymbal crashes. (6:15)
8 Wild take on a Monk tune. Bass and contrabass clarinets play a melody in near unison for the first minute. Then all hell breaks loose: squeaks, animal honks, all sorts of weird stuff. (5:53)
9 Slow. Low intro by reeds, then a drum solo (mostly cymbals). Goes out with a loud, lunatic bass clarinet accompanied by drums and cymbals. (7:41)
10 * Mid-tempo T. Monk tune. Strange, but interesting and enjoyable. Bass and (ultra low, hippo-grunting) contrabass clarinets playing ensemble. A swinging rhythm on drums. (3:23)
11 ** Super fast. (Lennie Tristano composition) Straightforward jazz with blues & Dixieland influences. Good steady drumming; lots of cymbals. Delightful. (3:05)

Track Listing
1. Background Music   6. Palo Alto
2. Laced Case   7. Hatoolie
3. Little Big Horse   8. Gallop's Gallop
4. Skippy   9. Hoke's Dream
5. Badlands   10. Work
  11. Lennie Bird