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Berne, Tim / Sevens, the
Album:Sevens, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Berne, Tim Added:Jun 2002
Label:New World Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-08-12 Pull Date:2002-10-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 6Sep 29Sep 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 22, 2010:Memory Select
Quicksand [excerpt]
4.Sep 11, 2002:In Your Ear
2.Oct 04, 2002:Memory Select
5.Aug 30, 2002:Memory Select
3.Sep 27, 2002:Memory Select
6.Aug 30, 2002:Umami Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-09-13 
A showcase of Tim Berne's compositions, in three contexts: Saxophone quartet (1), solo acoustic guitar (2,6) and David Torn's electronic reprocessing of either of those (3, 5). Berne himself plays on only one track (4), a 25-minute tour de force that combines all three elements.

Fairly serious throughout, although Berne's writing style leads toward catchy-but-complex odd-time rhythms that keep it fun.

1*- Slow, swaying sax quartet with complex layers of sound. Light mood.
2- Solo guitar, slow/twangy/acrid
3- Electronic manipulations of 1, with guitar added
4**- The 25-minute centerpiece, a sax-heavy piece peppered with jumpy, tangly themes. Includes some lively, athletic soloing from Berne.
5- Electronic reprocessing of 2, with extra guitar added
6- Solo guitar, fast and pretty.

Track Listing
1.Repulsion 4.Quicksand
2.Sequel Why 5.Tonguefarmer
3.Reversion 6.Sequel Ex