|Rutherford, Paul / Chicago 2002|
|Add Date:||2003-02-10||Pull Date:||2003-04-14||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||13 Apr||30 Mar||16 Feb|
|1.||Sep 15, 2009:||Jena & Gomorrah Get Convoked |
|4.||Mar 28, 2003:||Memory Select |
|2.||Apr 11, 2003:||Memory Select |
|5.||Feb 14, 2003:||Memory Select |
Blue Bottle [excerpt]
|3.||Apr 10, 2003:||Umami Jazz Program |
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.
|1.||Bottling Up||3.||Blue Bottle|