|Ragin, Hugh / Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpe|
|Album:||Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpe||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2003-04-14||Pull Date:||2003-06-16||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||8 Jun||25 May||27 Apr|
|1.||Jun 06, 2003:||Memory Select |
|3.||May 23, 2003:||Memory Select |
Rhythm Units #1 to #9 (#2)
|2.||Jun 04, 2003:||Press and Release |
|4.||Apr 25, 2003:||Memory Select |
Ballad for Miles
Solo trumpet in settings ranging from elegant classical music (14) to abstract sonic experimentation (1). Overall the focus is on music and tones (as opposed to "sound"-based improv). A nice departure for Ragin, who's normally found in straight bop sessions.
1- Abstract improv, messing around with an echo box. Some nice fast burbling in here.
2- Slow; sheet music is inside the CD case
3-11 -- "Rhythm Units," composed by Wadada Leo Smith. Wandering, non-obvious melodies, played at a calm pace.
4*- High pitches and small note twiddles
6- ends rather abruptly
7*- Interesting trills, lots of fast breathy notes
8- Slow, relaxed
9- Jagged patches here and there
11- Starts with horselike whinneying, then calm melody
12*- Echoey two-horn ballad, nice
13*- Crisp, precise classical piece. Fast.
14- Kind of a slow bop solo, gets faster later on
15*- Light swirling overdubs. Not much to it, but it's kinda cool.
|1.||For the Joy of Sound ...||9.||#6|
|3.||Rhythm Units #1 to #9||11.||#8|
|5.||#2||13.||Ballad for Miles|