|Coxhill, Lol / Out to Launch|
|Album:||Out to Launch||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2003-05-26||Pull Date:||2003-07-28||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||13 Jul||29 Jun|
|1.||Jul 11, 2003:||Memory Select |
Relaunch One [excerpt]
|2.||Jun 27, 2003:||Memory Select |
Music for Feathery Fronds
Solo improvisations on soprano saxophone, plus one track of a large ensemble. Coxhill does abstract improv, similar to Evan Parker but has more feeling, and doesn't rely as much on technical showiness. His playing has a friendly air overall. |
1*- Starts sparse, in long declarative notes. into a casual wandering monologue. First 7 mins are quite good and cheerily musical, before hitting a quiet phase of long squeaks and whines.
There's one quiet phase of long squeak/whines about 7 minutes in, but overall Coxhill stays affable and conversational with his solo.
2- Group improv that starts loud and brash and slow-moving, but manages some quick, darting passages. Prominent brass and some sci-fi electronics.
3*- Small curled noises. Still has the affability of #1 but in a more deliberately abstract vein. There's a long near-silence at the halfway mark.
4- Goes for a jumbled, noisier sound. First couple minutes don't jel for me, but hits a more musical stride later.
|1.||Music for Feathery Fronds||3.||Relaunch One|
|2.||The Unlaunched Orchestra||4.||Relaunch Two|