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Nagl, Max Ensemble / Live At Porgy & Bess, Volume 3
Album:Live At Porgy & Bess, Volume 3 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Nagl, Max Ensemble Added:01/2019
Label:Rude Noises 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-19 
Reviewed: 2018-01-19
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: There's no telling what Austrian woodwind artist Max Nagle will pull out of his stockpile of tricks. He’s a premier progressive jazz acolyte and prominent improviser Here, Nagl's nonet sculptures a program formed on traditional concepts with a nouveau attitude. But his concentrated focus and uncanny manner of bridging multiple gaps all at once, generates a source of inspiration.
If You Like: Ornette Coleman, Jan Garbarek, Michael White, Billy Bang, Kenny Wheeler
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Drama (4:59) – drums start> slow moving midtempo jam with a Middle Eastern vibe swings into brassy circus-like blasts, then mellows into slow off-kilter jam> slow fade on drums
*2/ Hunter Road (5:09) – bass starts> slow haunting jam with violin on top> melody shift with repetitive riffs moves back to original slow jam> fade
**3/ Rapsodie (6:32) – Theremin starts> slow haunting jam with saxes on top slowly builds in volume & intensity> > pause> slow cacophonous jam> fade
**4/ Pamela (2:47) – violin starts> slow haunting jam with Theremin intersecting with violin on top swells in volume, then fades
*5/ Schweissfilm (5:45) – horns start> uptempo jam with horns up front swings into full tilt rocking jam> drum solo> uptempo jam swings in a different direction, then returns to original romp> trombone solo> quick shift to slow jam with piano up front> fade
6/ Do Muang (4:54) – (spoken word intro)> guitar starts> slow as molasses jam with horns on top builds in volume> slow fade
*7/ Trampolin (4:26) – full band starts> rocking uptempo jam like king crimson slows to crescendo, then rocks out full tilt with vocals interspersed> slows to crescendo end
8/Bulova (4:19) – trumpet/sax in off-kilter duet starts> slow off-kilter full band jam> builds to midtempo with circus overtones> fade
*9/ Kapuze (4:05) – horns start> slow jam with squealing trumpet on top> melody shift> trumpet solo goes wild then slows to fade
10/ Hunter Road Reprise (1:59) – bass starts> slow jam with violin on top> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Drama 6.Don Muang
2.Hunter Road 7.Trampolin
3.Rapsodie 8.Bulova
4.Pamelia 9.Kapuze
5.Schweissfilm 10.Hunter Road Reprise