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Social/Science Set, the / Social/Science Set, the
Album:Social/Science Set, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Social/Science Set, the Added:Apr 2003
Label:The Beak Doctor 

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Add Date:2003-04-28 Pull Date:2003-06-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 29Jun 22Jun 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 20, 2007:Memory Select
3.Jun 20, 2003:Memory Select
2.Jun 27, 2003:Memory Select
Social Set 1
4.Jun 13, 2003:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-05-15 
Reissue of 1980 Bay Area sessions that included Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, ROVA, Henry Kaiser and others. It's mostly small-group pieces, with only #1 and 4 featuring most of the players.

Abstract improvisation, in the vein of what Bailey and Parker generally do. Mostly fast-paced, wild stuff, like an avant-garde party.

1- Large ensemble piece. Starts with saxes (ROVA) fairly calmly, gets wild. Massive blur courtesy of Henry Kaiser at -14:00.
2*- Sedate abstraction; duet of sax and acoustic guitar (Bailey)
3- Sax (Evan Parker) and trumpet duet ... fast and skittish
4- Large-group improvising, loud and patiently paced. First 8 minutes loud. The rest is sparser but still fairly fierce.
5- Evan Parker solo of continuous cascading notes -- his usual thing.
6*- Calm start, then fierce. Features piano.
7*- Fast and bright: trumpet/sax/ac.guitar

Track Listing
1.Social Set 1 4.Social Set 2
2.Realgar 5.Basalt
3.Xenon 6.Lexeme
 7.Gabbro Scoops