|Futterman, Joel/Ike Levin Trio / Live at the Noe Valley Ministr|
|Album:||Live at the Noe Valley Ministr||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Futterman, Joel/Ike Levin Trio||Added:||05/2003|
|Add Date:||2003-08-04||Pull Date:||2003-10-06||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||14 Sep||17 Aug|
|1.||Oct 10, 2003:||Memory Select |
|3.||Aug 15, 2003:||Memory Select |
|2.||Sep 12, 2003:||Memory Select |
|4.||Aug 10, 2003:||Oh Messy Life |
Free jazz, entirely improvised, with (mostly) sax, piano and cello. Recorded in SF at Noe Valley Ministry. Lots of scattery Cecil Taylor-like piano and aggressive, fast-flowing sax. Pianist Futterman also gets off the piano to add extra sax playing sometimes.|
Futterman and Levin have been a tag-team duo for some time, and they've worked with cellist Killian quite a bit. They do a good job building comprehensible structures out of thin air,
Disk features two 40-minute sets of music, each divided into three tracks for indexing purposes.
1*- Opens with bright flute/cello duet, moving into a perky two-sax segment. Nice declarative ending.
2- Very quiet for 5 minutes, then more aggressive. Nice soaring piano chords around -4:00.
3*- Gets into a cute boppin' rhythm for a bit, followed by a fast scattery zone. Calm middle with cool soaring chords around -6:30.
4- Mystical wanderings, starts slow then speeds up. Twangy stringed instrument (the "serangi"?)
5- Takes a while to coalesce but hits a fast dynamic patch that crests at the halfway point. Second half quiet, includes some lovely soloing over a really cool little cello riff.
6*- Gets into soaring dramatic territory after a few minutes -- lots of high cello and big piano chords. Peaceful ending.
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|2.||Track 2||5.||Track 5|
|3.||Track 3||6.||Track 6|