Ragin, Hugh / Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpe
Album:Sound Pictures for Solo Trumpe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ragin, Hugh Added:Mar 2003
Label:Hopscotch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-04-14 Pull Date:2003-06-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 8May 25Apr 27

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 06, 2003:Memory Select
Perpetual Motion
3.May 23, 2003:Memory Select
Rhythm Units #1 to #9 (#2)
2.Jun 04, 2003:Press and Release
Perpetual Motion
4.Apr 25, 2003:Memory Select
Ballad for Miles

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-03 

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.

Track Listing
1.For the Joy of Sound ... 9.#6
2.Parisian Sunrise 10.#7
3.Rhythm Units #1 to #9 11.#8
4.#1 12.#9
5.#2 13.Ballad for Miles
6.#3 14.Perpetual Motion
7.#4 15.Braxton Dues
8.#5 16.Emergency Exit