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Toad in the Hole / Toad in the Hole
Album:Toad in the Hole Collection:Jazz
Artist:Toad in the Hole Added:02/2003
Label:Limited Sedition 

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Add Date:2003-02-10 Pull Date:2003-04-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 Mar2 Mar
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-02-07 
Local guys doing abstract improv: Lots of sounds both musical and extra-musical, adding up to a whole, usually successfully.

The cast is: Morgan Guberman (bass) Matt Ingalls (clarinet-violin-sax), Gino Robair (percussion), Scott Rosenberg (sax; no longer local but who's counting), and John Shiurba (guitar, both acoustic and electric).

The even-numbered tracks ("holes") are very short blips, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, but always feeling "complete." Cute idea. The other tracks are normal lengths -- 2 to 14 minutes.

1- Tight curled noises
2* - 4-second blast
3*- Calm, becomes flowing
5- Quiet; picks up in the last 5 minutes
7*- Builds nicely to a loud crescendo, courtesy of Gino on drums
11- Shrill strings, distorted electric guitar
12*- Quick sax break
13*- Middle section features a low ominous drone, some sampled sounds

Track Listing
1.Toad 2 8.Hole 15
2.Hole 17 9.Toad 8
3.Toad 7 10.Hole 16
4.Hole 10 11.Toad 1
5.Toad 4 12.Hole 14
6.Hole 20 13.Toad 3
7.Toad 9 14.Hole 18