Mcwain, Andy Quartet / Starfish
Album:Starfish Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcwain, Andy Quartet Added:Feb 2003
Label:Fuller Street Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-03-03 Pull Date:2003-05-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 4Apr 27Apr 20Apr 13Apr 6Mar 30Mar 23Mar 16

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 02, 2005:Memory Select
Thorn Tea Jar 1
4.Apr 13, 2003:to the moon
Duo Interlude
2.May 02, 2003:Memory Select
Pure Iris Chord 2
5.Apr 11, 2003:Memory Select
Thorn Tea Jar 1
3.Apr 25, 2003:Memory Select
Periodic Stasis Amid Torrent
6.Apr 06, 2003:Sean's Show
Periodic Stasis Amid Torrent

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-03-16 
McWain applies a '60s-bop piano sound to a fairly free-form setting. Dark, lush sound well informed by the jazz tradition, and some nice burning solos from Assif Tsahar on sax. Great stuff -- every track's good.

1- Free-form jazz intro, great lush bop piano solo in the last few minutes
2- Calm horn/piano duet
3,8- Fast, after sad bass intro. Alternate takes of the same song.
4- Dark
5,9 - Mid/fast: Sparkly piano and aggressive sax soloing. Alternate takes of the same song.
6- Playful, in an eerie way
7- Suite: mid/fast / dramatic midtempo / slow
10- Free-floating, slowish

Track Listing
1.Periodic Stasis Amid Torrent 6.Wind Can May
2.Duo Interlude 7.Toxins (Parts 1-3)
3.Thorn Tea Jar 1 8.Thorn Tea Jar 2
4.As a Starfish 9.Pure Iris Chord 2
5.Pure Iris Chord 1 10.Another Dynamic Starfish ...