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Giardullo, Joe / Language of Swans
Album:Language of Swans Collection:Jazz
Artist:Giardullo, Joe Added:01/2003
Label:Drimala 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-01-06 Pull Date:2003-03-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:9 Mar23 Feb2 Feb26 Jan19 Jan
Airplays:11111

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

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