Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey / Nearly a D
Album:Nearly a D Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey Added:Aug 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-29 Pull Date:2003-12-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 23Nov 9Oct 19

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 16, 2003:Oh Messy Life
Nearly a D
3.Oct 17, 2003:Memory Select
A Cup of Tea
2.Nov 07, 2003:Memory Select
4.Oct 15, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
A Cup of Tea

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-10-05 
Abstract improv duets: guitar and clarinet/sax. Derek Bailey's toneless clatter matched with high-pitched answers from Gjerstad's reeds. Nice work from both, building substantial pieces. One complaint: Gjerstad often hits painfully shrill squeaks (1; end of 5; 6).

1- Mid/fast paced, not particularly aggressive or blurry
2*- Mostly casual pace, w/quiet start. Sax gets frenetic near the end.
3- Stark and aggressive
4*- Fast, fluid
5- Starts contemplative, with sinewy clarinet over choppy acoustic guitar chords. High, squeaky, and fast at the end.
6- Slow, starts melodic

Track Listing
1.Bell 4.A Cup of Tea
2.Stairs 5.Nearly a D
3."Studio" 6.Leaving It there