Liebowitz, Carol/ Bill Payne / Spiderwebmandala
Album: Spiderwebmandala   Collection:General
Artist:Liebowitz, Carol/ Bill Payne   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Line Art Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-12 Pull Date: 2018-10-14 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 14 Sep 30 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 13, 2018: Music Casserole
Notes On A Dream
4. Aug 30, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Hidden Canyon
2. Sep 26, 2018: Sound Landcapes
Deep Sky
5. Aug 23, 2018: Butter and Jams
Spiderwebmandala Flower Explosion Poem: Drishti
3. Sep 07, 2018: old Fart at Play
Desert Dance
6. Aug 16, 2018: subwoofer etc etc etc

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-08-02
Reviewed: 2018-08-02
Genre: Jazz (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Liebowitz on piano & Payne on clarinet hold forth well on 9 segments of chamber jazz duet improvisation. Nothing was worked out beforehand; all was generated spontaneously as it was recorded live in concert. It is very imaginative music we hear, two equals giving each other free reign and equal interplay for a varied sequence of moods and inventions. They also invite their poet friend, Mark Weber, to join them reading his poetry on a few tracks.
If You Like: Matthew Shipp, Areon, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Deep Sky (5:07) – clarinet starts> slow duet swings uptempo & frenetic> drops to midtempo> fade
2/ Spiderweb Mandala Flower Explosion Poem: Drishti (4:40) – spoken word introduction> clarinet starts hard & fast> uptempo duet> spoken poem> wild & frenetic midtempo duet> slows to fade
*3/ Desert Dance (3:57) – clarinet starts> slow duet> swings back & forth between midtempo & slow tempos> fade
*4/ Secrets (4:44) – clarinet starts> midtempo duet builds to uptempo & frenetic> builds in volume & intensity> slows to quick stop
5/ Tempest (2:40) – clarinet starts> duet builds to crescendo, then keeps building in waves, like a cascade going backwards> quick stop
6/ Mixtures Of Aroma In The Smoke (4:24) – clarinet starts> slow duet> spoken word surrealistic poem> duet goes frenetic & fades
*7/ Notes On A Dream (7:04) – clarinet> slow hesitating duet> beautiful piano solo> clarinet solo> slow duet> quick fade on clarinet
*8/ Hidden Canyon (5:39) – clarinet starts> slow duet> piano uses heavy chords> morphs into midtempo duet> builds in volume & intensity> slows, then slows some more> slows to fade
*9/ Vanishing Point (4:44) – clarinet starts> fast tempo duet gets faster & more frenetic> slows to midtempo, swings to very frenetic & intense> slows to slow duet> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Deep Sky   5. Tempest
2. Spiderwebmandala Flower Explosion Poem: Drishti   6. Mixtures Of Aroma In The Smoke
3. Desert Dance   7. Notes On A Dream
4. Secrets   8. Hidden Canyon
  9. Vanishing Point