Rothenberg, Ned / Intervals
Album:Intervals Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rothenberg, Ned Added:Jul 2002
Label:Roulette Records Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-09-16 Pull Date:2002-11-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 10Oct 6

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 08, 2002:Memory Select
One Little World
3.Oct 04, 2002:Memory Select
Inevitable Surprise [excerpt]
2.Nov 05, 2002:the jewish alternative

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-11-15 
Solo improvisations on a variety of woodwinds. Very good, tuneful pieces. Rothenberg avoids the trap of near-silent air-through-the-horn playing, instead exploring particular tonalities in each piece -- either jazz-like or dissonant/abstract.

It's a two-CD set ... Disk 1 features clarinet, bass clarinet or shakuhachi (Japanese flute) on each track. The shakuhachi (1, 11) is nice and mystic, the bass clarinet (3,5,6,8) bouncy and tuneful.

Disk 2 is all alto sax, focusing quite a bit on sad, blues-tinged playing. Very nice, especially tracks 13 and 15 ... track 18 gets into less tonal, more experimental territory, leaping into long fluid runs.

Track Listing
1.Opening in the Wood 10.Croak
2.Color Wheel 11.Piece of the Ocean
3.Transgression 12.The Achilles Paradox
4.Sharp Bubbles 13.Highjump
5.X-Tension 14.After the Bell
6.Dancebreak 15.Melody Too
7.Nail on the Head 16.A Leg Up
8.One Little World 17.T.C.
9.Melody Won 18.Inevitable Surprise
 19.Before the Bell