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Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Fast Citizens / Gather
Album:Gather Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lonberg-Holm, Fred / Fast Citizens Added:10/2012
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-21 Pull Date:2012-12-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec18 Nov11 Nov28 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 14, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Lazy Day
4.Nov 27, 2012:Rebop
Simpler Days
2.Dec 11, 2012:Rebop
Lazy Day
5.Nov 16, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Later News
3.Dec 04, 2012:Rebop
Simpler Days
6.Nov 13, 2012:Rebop
Lazy Day

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-10-21 
Delmark, 2012

AVANT-GARDE – Lively, unique sextet out of Chicago mixes up wild free improv with bop energy and some hard-swinging rhythms. Lonberg-Holm plays cello, tenor guitar, and cornet (actually, every member of the band plays either trumpet or cornet as a second instrument!) These pieces refuse to sit still, shifting tempo, texture and mood midstream in unpredictable but always interesting ways. Solid.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6

1. 12:14 – 1st half is a goofy bounce: lumpy swing under solos; speeds up into white-hot free skronk w/harsh cello, falls apart, spins at the end.
2. 9:19 – creaky improv intro; slow sextet trudge; 2nd half is all weird geometry
3. 8:16 – catchy groove splinters under pressure, turns to blippy space-improv
4. 9:39 – slow waves of resonant harmony, gradually becomes a sneaky stroll
5. 9:27 – thick bubbling improv stew; opens up & slows down, chugs to finish
6. 10:26 – neato “backwards” guitar sound sets up relaxed but knotty solos, gets faster/more thorny as it goes along
7. 10:20 – switches up frequently: droning trumpet choir, perky bounce, near-silent improv, undulating waves, long drum solo brings it home

[ Fo ] - 21 October 2012

Track Listing
1.Infra-Pass 4.Lazy Day
2.It's A Tough Grid 5.Faster, Citizens! Kill! Kill!
3.Later News 6.Simpler Days