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Gratkowski, Frank Quartet / Spectral Reflections
Album:Spectral Reflections Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gratkowski, Frank Quartet Added:May 2003
Label:Leo Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-14 Pull Date:2003-09-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 14Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 01, 2006:Memory Select
4.Jul 30, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
Annaherungen Iii
2.Oct 08, 2004:Memory Select
5.Jul 20, 2003:To the Moon
3.Sep 12, 2003:Memory Select
6.Jul 18, 2003:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-07-09 
Sax-led quartet doing Gratkowski's avant/Euro compositions. Mostly pleasant stuff with offbeat ideas. Gratkowski's sax (or clarinet) usually adds bright color, accompanied by a trombone that provides a contrasting growliness.

1- Abstract disjoint noises; tribute to abstract disjoint vocalist Jaap Blonk
2- Slow start, warms up considerably, turning into an avant-swing jam
3- Short bursts, lots of pauses. Gradually accelerates into a fast chaos
4- Slow, pensive
5- Loping swing
6- Slow, wandering chamber music, lots of low notes

Track Listing
1.Blong 4.Fenster
2.Homage 5.Annaherungen Iii
3.Loom 6.Spectral Reflections