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Vlatkovich, Mike / Succulence Of Abstraction
Album:Succulence Of Abstraction Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vlatkovich, Mike Added:08/2013
Label:Thank You 

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Add Date:2013-08-18 Pull Date:2013-10-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:20 Oct15 Sep
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 17, 2013:Rebop
The Imponderable Hiding In Extra Large Clothing, I Let My Magic Tortoise Go, Faith Beads And Other Amusements, The Embrace, Commander Jeka
2.Sep 12, 2013:Rebop
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-08-18 
MIKE VLATKOVICH: Succulence of Abstraction
Thankyou, 2013

AVANT-JAZZ – Trio of trombone, bass & drums, recorded live in two continuous sets. These are like extended medleys, so be warned: tracks start and end “mid-stream,” not always on the changes. The music is accessible but subversive, with Vlatkovitch warping his lines into wobbly-floppy things propped against friendly drum rhythms and frequent bass-solo meanderings. The overall vibe is upbeat. Maybe pick a spot at random, fade in, play a track or two, then fade out.

Fo’s Picks: 14 stands alone, otherwise fade in/out at will

1. 2:23 – warped bluesy march
2. 3:57 – snappy strut & stroll
3. 5:29 – casual mosey gets quiet
4. 2:05 – brisk & snappy
5. 3:00 – relaxed, then sneaky
6. 7:08 – jabbing; agile drum breaks
7. 3:46 – very quiet and slow
8. 5:15 – surge, then sly sneak
9. 3:33 – uptempo roll & hopscotch
10. 1:58 – jab, duck, weave
11. 7:54 – angular stroll, cool bass
12. 3:48 – mosey with arco bass
13. 2:23 – furtive, with little growls
14. 4:23 – catchy oddball groove
15. 2:06 – slow, moody, applause

[ Fo ] - 18 August 2013

Track Listing
1.Commander Jeka 8.The Length Of The Tail Doesn't Really Matter, But It Does Have To Be Bushy
2.The Embrace 9.Merle & Neal
3.Faith Beads And Other Amusements 10.Once In A Blue Moon A Decent Wolf Comes Along
4.I Let My Magic Tortoise Go 11.The Snakes Always Talk About Ill Fitting Doll Clothes On The Chickens
5.The Imponderable Hiding In Extra Large Clothing 12.The Talentless Judging The Overreaching
6.It Is Not I Who Seek The Young Fool 13.That Man In Those Shoes Under That Hair
7.K Now I 14.Unknown Known
 15.Always Connection