London Improvisers Orchestra / Freedom of the City 2002
Album: Freedom of the City 2002   Collection:Jazz
Artist:London Improvisers Orchestra   Added:Jul 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-28 Pull Date: 2003-09-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 28 Sep 21 Aug 24 Aug 10 Aug 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 14, 2009: Music Casserole
4. Sep 18, 2003: Civil Society
Fanfare for L.I.O.
2. Oct 03, 2003: Memory Select
Phone in
5. Aug 22, 2003: Memory Select
3. Sep 26, 2003: Memory Select
Too Busy [excerpt]
6. Aug 04, 2003: Fly By Night

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-08-02
Improvised pieces for large orchestra, based on different game rules or organizing ideas. Results aren't as overtly gimmicky as on previous albums, which takes away from the fun, but this is still good stuff.

1- Fourteen-segment piece that starts loud but is mainly quiet and sneakily rustling. Nice segments will bells, and later with prerecorded voice
2- Big and wild, w/wacky poetry. Great fast start w/ bells!
3- Trombone "concerto." Nicely tumbling feel, with occasional pauses where the trombone gets to solo.
4- Percussion trio. Quiet, starts inaudibly.
5- Building orchestral swirls. Pauses at about -2:00 for a series of "solos" by cell phones -- cute idea but possibly too quiet for radio
6- Quiet, minimalist strings. Builds to big loud ending. Kind of monochromatic, doesn't need to be 10 minutes.
7- Drunken marching-band fanfares, bookended by quiet patches

Track Listing
1. Too Busy   4. Mamosa
2. Ruthless   5. Phone in
3. Concerto for Paul Rutherford   6. Giallo
  7. Fanfare for L.I.O.