Bradford/Wong/Roper / Purple Gums
Album:Purple Gums Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bradford/Wong/Roper Added:Aug 2003
Label:Asian Improv Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-18 Pull Date:2003-10-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 19Oct 5Sep 28Sep 14Sep 7

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 17, 2003:Memory Select
A Boy Like You
4.Sep 26, 2003:Memory Select
A Boy Like You
2.Oct 15, 2003:Umami Jazz Program
5.Sep 22, 2003:Fly By Night
Bugle Boys
3.Oct 03, 2003:Memory Select
Bugle Boys
6.Sep 12, 2003:Memory Select
A Boy Like You

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-08-21 
Trio improv: sax, trumpet, tuba. Wandering sketches of melody, more decisive than you'd expect given the lack of rhythm instruments -- they dive in, without many tentative segments. They also lock onto rhythms or melodies here and there (5, 7). Overall mood is bright and relaxed, with a mostly upbeat but careful pace, rather than an all-out attack.

Roper (improvised?) spoken word on 3,4,6,8

1- Slow crossing melodies ... ok, this one does sound a bit tentative
2*- Playful explorations, starts with fluttering solo bits
3- Jazzy trumpet w/Roper monologue about purple gums
4**- Role-playing monologue about racism; music starts skittish but develops into some strong melody
5*- Midtempo, includes some goofing around with melodies. Cool beginning: "Sun comes up, sun goes down"
6*- Spoken word, w/calm flute & trumpet. Atmospheric, with mid/fast strange riff ending
7- Features recurring riff from the trumpet.
8- Bluesy, w/spoken word
9- Slow, somber

Track Listing
1.Baleen and Porpoises 5.Bugle Boys
2.Patois 6.You a Square
3.Purple Gums 7.Falling Water
4.A Boy Like You 8.Li'l Sister
 9.Procession of the Pall