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Ellman, Liberty / Tactiles
Album:Tactiles Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ellman, Liberty Added:11/2003
Label:Pi Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb18 Jan11 Jan
Airplays:111111

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 10, 2004:Memory Select
Clean Is Rich
4.Feb 06, 2004:Memory Select
Ultraviolet
2.Feb 20, 2004:Memory Select
Clean Is Rich
5.Jan 30, 2004:Memory Select
Clean Is Rich
3.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select
Excavation
6.Jan 16, 2004:Memory Select
Excavation

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-03 
Modern jazz, accessible and often pretty but with some edgy soloing on many tracks. Ellman, a guitarist, favors a calm, steely sound, for a deceptively laid-back atmosphere. The compositions don't have obvious melodies, though, and the guitar or sax solos often get twisty and complex. Greg Osby guests on tracks 3,7,8.

Points of comparison: A mellower Tim Berne, or a quieter Fieldwork (a trio that's recorded for this same record label).

1*- Mildly spiky composition, midtempo
2*- Midtempo, bit of a stormy feel, nice solos
3- Quiet, mellow
4- Mid/fast, skipping beat like Steve Coleman
5- Slow feel, wandering
6- Slow, mellow
7- Quietly funky shuffle; calm
8*- Fast and twisty
9*- Quietly free and open

Track Listing
1.Excavation 5.Rare Birds
2.Clean Is Rich 6.Body Art
3.Temporary Aid 7.How Many Texts
4.Helios 8.Ultraviolet
 9.Post Approval