|Spring Heel Jack / Live|
|Artist:||Spring Heel Jack||Added:||May 2003|
|Label:||Thirsty Ear Communication|
|Add Date:||2003-06-02||Pull Date:||2003-08-04||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Jul 27||Jul 20||Jul 6||Jun 29||Jun 22||Jun 15||Jun 8|
|1.||Dec 30, 2003:||Civil Society |
|4.||Jul 22, 2003:||lick my moody guitar show |
|2.||Jul 25, 2003:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jul 18, 2003:||Memory Select |
|3.||Jul 23, 2003:||Umami Jazz Program |
|6.||Jul 02, 2003:||Umami Jazz Program |
Once again, the duo of Spring Heel Jack teams up with an all-star lineup of avant-jazzsters, this time for two 30-minute jams. It's got a rock/fusion feel, with Matthew Shipp playing electric piano and J Spaceman contributing guitar bursts... but there's plenty of jazziness from Evan and William Parker too. The group manages to nail some big dramatic moments in each of the pieces -- very cool stuff.|
1- Almost proggy jam, starts with guitar burst and electric-piano splashes. Develops a good intensity within 5 minutes.
A quiet period starts around -27:00, then everything kicks back in around -22:00 with a fiercer jam, and slashing sax from Evan Parker.
At -18:30 starts a placid segment with electronic paper-crunching sounds.
By -8:00, it's gone back to a chaotic attack, and ends in calm psychedelic territory.
2- Fast William Parker/Han Bennik duo to start.
After -32:00, a sudden shift into an explosion of noise. Then a calmer overall improv jam with a bit of a swing.
It halts around -21:00. Audience applause.
Then the music re-emerges: Second half is slow and dramatic and BIG, lots of burning guitar topped by Evan Parker's trademark circular breathing.
Track 1 breakdown info, provided by Thirsty Ear:
0:00 to 7:10 ..... sci-fi free jazz
7:00 to 11:25 ..... very mellow
11:30 to 17:10 ..... a bit funky at times, gets intense
17:20 to 24:30 or 27:30 ..... a very beautiful section moving back into sci-fi free jazz
27:25 to END ..... opens with a walking line from William Parker, becomes ballad-like
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