|All-Star Game, the / All-Star Game, the|
|Album:||All-Star Game, the||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||All-Star Game, the||Added:||07/2003|
|Add Date:||2003-07-21||Pull Date:||2003-09-22||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||21 Sep||14 Sep||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug||10 Aug||3 Aug||27 Jul|
|1.||Oct 03, 2004:||Oh Messy Life |
|4.||Sep 12, 2003:||Memory Select |
[tracks 3 and 4, excerpt]
|2.||Apr 20, 2004:||Umami Jazz Program |
|5.||Aug 29, 2003:||Memory Select |
[excerpt: track 1, part of track 2]
|3.||Sep 14, 2003:||Oh Mewssy Life |
|6.||Aug 22, 2003:||Memory Select |
Two-sax free jam, and it really is an all-star lineup: Marshall Allen (the Arkestra) and Kidd Jordan on sax; bassist Alan Silva and (because it's the law) William Parker; Hamid Drake on drums. |
High energy session with enough slowdown points to catch your breath. Every track gets pretty fierce at some point; they're all keepers.
All tracks segue.
1*- Slow bass-y start, grows into tense shrieky sax duel
2*- Faster pace, high energy. Some sqawky, vicious bass bowing toward the end
3- A break. Quiet bass solo starts; followed by some fast, spirited playing and a quiet segue
4- Starts slow, brash, angular. Loosens up and speeds up later
5*- Relatively quiet but still forceful. Starts with a relaxed, bluesy sax soliloquy
6- Bass solo again, develops into a cluttery jungle pulse. Long, quiet ending.