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Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey / Nearly a D
Album:Nearly a D Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey Added:08/2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-09-29 Pull Date:2003-12-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Nov9 Nov19 Oct

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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