Friesen, David & Glen Moore / Bactrian
Album:Bactrian Collection:Jazz
Artist:Friesen, David & Glen Moore Added:May 2016
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-06-06 Pull Date:2016-08-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 12, 2016:Rebop
The Bactrian, Still Waters
4.Aug 04, 2016:Clean Copper Radio
Still Waters
2.Aug 07, 2016:K-Area
Still Waters
5.Jul 25, 2016:Clean Copper Radio DNC Broadcast
Still Waters
3.Aug 05, 2016:Rebop
Still Waters
6.Jul 17, 2016:1093070
Still Waters

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-05-31 

Bassists David Friesen & Glen Moore (of the 1970s world-jazz group Oregon) provide a tardy follow up to their excellent 1977 “In Concert” LP. On odd numbered tracks, we hear only two basses: Friesen plays an upright electric bass; Moore an acoustic. On even numbered tracks, one or the other gentleman plays piano. See liner notes for details.

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1 * Mid-tempo. Pizzicato with a snappy rhythm. Lighthearted, playful & fun. (4:49)
2 * Slow. Abstract & avant-garde piano. Ominous, tense. Percussive bass. (4:19)
3 Mid-fast. Virtuosic technique but lifeless. Square dance references without the fun. (5:47)
4 * Slow. Nice improvisation on both piano & bass. Peaceful, impressionistic. (4:34)
5 Slow. Slogging, two-bass interpretation of a Duke Ellington tune. (5:45)
6 ** Slow. Pretty, dreamy piano fantasy. Bass goes from strange to beautiful. (6:15)
7 Very slow. Independent & complementary bass lines. No melody to speak of. (4:38)
8 Mid-slow. Mainly a piano piece with shimmering, impressionistic effect. (4:01)
9 Slow. Quite a strange version of the Gershwin classic. Only hints of the melody. (2:29)
10 * Slow. Quick, sneaky spurts of melody tossed back & forth. Avant-garde. (9:41)
11 ** Slow. Strange but completely captivating, with a wide range of technique and tone (arco, pizzicato, percussive & electronic effects). Best of the two-bass-only tracks. (8:23)

Track Listing
1.Still Waters 6.Return
2.Free Play 7.Seam Line
3.Hoe Down 8.Time And Time Again / Brilliant Heart
4.Soft As Silk 9.Summer Time
5.Caravan 10.Kontrast
 11.The Bactrian