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Nagl, Max Ensemble / Live At Porgy & Bess Vienna
Album:Live At Porgy & Bess Vienna Collection:Jazz
Artist:Nagl, Max Ensemble Added:Aug 2012
Label:Rude Noises 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-19 Pull Date:2012-10-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Sep 30Sep 23Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 19, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Latten Pieler
4.Oct 11, 2012:minimum entropy ii
Ippen Erger
2.Oct 17, 2012:Meow After Midnight
Schlafende Griechen
5.Sep 25, 2012:Songs: Cantan
Abgeschobenes Kinderlied, Ippen Erger
3.Oct 11, 2012:The Sunset Life
I Mog My Kua Ned Hiatn
6.Sep 18, 2012:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-08-18 
MAX NAGL ENSEMBLE: Live at Porgy & Bess Vienna
Rude Noises, 2012

AVANT-MODERN JAZZ – Nagl, a saxophonist based in Vienna, Austria, here leads a very unusual nonet (2 reeds, 2 violins, trombone, keys, bass, drums, theremin!) in a freewheeling live set that is just a bit to the left of “normal” jazz, full of good-natured humor and surprise twists, but also some moments of gentle beauty. And I love that the theremin is used as a lead instrument and not just as a wacky effect.
Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9

1. 4:21 – brisk, bouncy fun: theremin is like a wordless vocal, good sax solo
2. 4:21 – spiky little bounce, becomes a slow-dance in the middle
3. 5:06 – sneaky start, then raucous & snappy jazz groove, becomes a dirge
4. 5:31 – calm, gentle sway: sweet theremin & violin get leading roles
5. 9:46 – ominous free-fusion builds, sinks into chugging groove, lightens up
6. 7:43 – very gentle orchestral sound: a slightly spooky cinematic ballad
7. 6:19 – all over the place: slow intro, good-time beat, free slouch, brisk bop
8. 3:07 – strings set up lightly suspenseful pulse; lots of theremin & keyboard
9. 4:14 – slow optimism, like the ending theme from a film, really nice
10. 0:19 – spoken intro
11. 1:16 – quick, dynamic stomp and applause

[ Fo ] - 18 August 2012

Track Listing
1.Rafzn Stew 6.Abgeschobenes Kinderlied
2.Latten Pieler 7.Spielplatz
3.Outaien 8.Blowing Bubbles
4.Norden 9.Schlafende Griechen
5.Ippen Erger 10.Eine Ansage
 11.I Mog My Kua Ned Hiatn