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Rutherford, Paul / Chicago 2002
Album:Chicago 2002 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rutherford, Paul Added:Feb 2003

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Add Date:2003-02-10 Pull Date:2003-04-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 13Mar 30Feb 16

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Blue Bottle
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Blue Bottle [excerpt]
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Blue Bottle

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-03-06 
Abstract improvisation, from British trombonist Paul Rutherford's visit to Chicago in 2002.

Tracks 2, 3, 4 put Rutherford in a septet with other experienced improvisers, some from Chicago's scene and a few familiar visitors (Mats Gustafsson on sax, for one).

2*- has a calm, exploratory feel without being quiet or static. Nicely moving stuff. Fast and jumbly near the end.

3*- Lots of variety. Fast and scattery early on, changing to long swooping tones. Middle part includes wacky industrial-electronic sounds (probably Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello).

4- Quiet, almost chamber-music vein, with loud patches

Track 1 appears to be a Rutherford solo concert, stitched into a single 31-minute piece. Snippets of it are engaging, but don't play the whole 31 minutes -- it gets tiresome. Part of the problem is the lack of agility that a trombone provides.

Silences provide good start/stop points at -9:00, -7:00 and -2:00.

/Craig 2-03

Track Listing
1.Bottling Up 3.Blue Bottle
2.Loliloquy 4.Bottle Out