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Maneri, Mat / Sustain
Album:Sustain Collection:Jazz
Artist:Maneri, Mat Added:Nov 2002
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-12-02 Pull Date:2003-02-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19Dec 22Dec 15Dec 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 28, 2009:Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
4.Nov 26, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
In Peace
2.Feb 24, 2006:Memory Select
5.Jul 16, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
In Peace
3.Jul 12, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
In Peace
6.Feb 14, 2003:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-12-01 
Outside jazz led by prolific east-coast violinist Maneri (on viola here). Stormy, dark, and often slow.

Even-numbered tracks are psychedelic jams, with Maneri adding effects that make his viola sound like a guitar! and with Craig Taborn doing cool electric piano, and Joe McPhee on sax. Great quintet work on these.

Odd-numbered tracks are solo improvs by each band member.

1*- Solo viola. Great atmosphere but very quiet, consisting of sparse squeaks.
2*- Slow jam, reminiscent of Talk Talk's last two albums
3*- Solo piano, starts slow, gets fast and tangly
4- Slow and eerie
5- Solo bass (William Parker)
6*- Big crashing jam, even gets rhythmic and funky near the end
7- Solo percussion; ghostly rattling
8- A slow tumbling chaos
9- Solo sax, hauntingly slow and flute-like

Track Listing
1.Alone (Origin) 5.Alone (Unravel)
2.In Peace 6.Nerve
3.Alone (Construct) 7.Alone (Cleanse)
4.Sustain 8.Divine
 9.Alone (Mourn)