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Stein, Jason Quartet / Story This Time, The
Album:Story This Time, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stein, Jason Quartet Added:03/2012
Label:Delmark Records 

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Add Date:2012-05-26 Pull Date:2012-07-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:29 Jul22 Jul1 Jul17 Jun10 Jun3 Jun
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1.Jul 24, 2012:Rebop
Badlands
4.Jun 26, 2012:Rebop
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Badlands
5.Jun 12, 2012:Rebop
Skippy
3.Jul 17, 2012:Rebop
Little Big Horse
6.Jun 08, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
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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