|Lunge / Strong Language|
|Add Date:||2003-03-10||Pull Date:||2003-05-12||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||May 11||Apr 20||Mar 16|
|1.||May 09, 2003:||Memory Select |
|3.||Mar 14, 2003:||Memory Select |
|2.||Apr 18, 2003:||Memory Select |
Free improv from Britain (not the same as the band "Lunge" that gave us a couple of 7" records in the '90s).|
Sound/improv quartet with an often quiet bent, led by trombone. Electronics noises are in here as well, like an underlying quilt of cluttery sounds.
Try #2 if you're looking for abstract music that isn't a loud blur. #1 gets too quiet for radio, methinks. Good overall, but I've always felt that "free improv" trombone is a bad fit, the trombone being both too loud and too slow/clunky, making it a mood-breaker too often. Which happens here quite a bit.
1- Engaging, clunky start. Kicks up a notch at -9:30. Last several minutes are quiet with lots of air-through-the-horn sounds
2*- Sparse and quiet, not bad
3- Sparse again. -9:00 to -5:00 is a nice stretch that includes some refreshingly "normal" trombone playing
4*- Fast jumble, loud
5*- More quietness, driven by some rich percussion. Gets loud at -3:30 (a nice break point) and at the end.
6*- Mournful and even melodic
|2.||Rough with the Smooth||5.||Mull It Over|
|3.||White Writeable Area||6.||Rothko|