Giardullo, Joe / Language of Swans
Album: Language of Swans   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Giardullo, Joe   Added:Jan 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-06 Pull Date: 2003-03-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 9 Feb 23 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
4. Jan 31, 2003: Memory Select
Early Spring
2. Mar 07, 2003: Memory Select
5. Jan 24, 2003: Memory Select
3. Feb 21, 2003: Memory Select
Early Spring
6. Jan 15, 2003: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-01-02
Trio free/improv jazz, led by Joe Giardullo on sax and bass clarinet, backed with bass and drums. Appears to be mostly improvised jams with energetic but restrained playing -- quite nice.

Tracks 1 and 2 use hand drums for an accessible "world music" kind of sound.

1- Fast but with that calm "world music" sound (due to the use of hand drums)
2*- Popping bass clarinet and more cool hand drums
3- Propulsive, with flute. Starts all floaty/psychedelic. Good stuff.
4- PIANO! Soft and a bit loungy, actually very pretty, after an avant-garde intro
5*- Fast burbling rumble
6*- This one isn't *slow*, but it wanders, an ambling walk led by buzzing bass clarinet (some didjeridoo-like sounds). Drums are crisp and bright.
7- Duet: Bass and fluid squawky sax. On the quiet side.

Track Listing
1. Rivers   4. A Tear for the Missing
2. Fledge   5. Migrations
3. Early Spring   6. The Language of Swans
  7. Black Swan