Rosenberg, Scott / Creative Orchestra Music, Chic
Album: Creative Orchestra Music, Chic   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rosenberg, Scott   Added:Dec 2003
Label:New World Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-16 Pull Date: 2004-02-17 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 8 Jan 18 Jan 4 Dec 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 19, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
4. Dec 30, 2003: the jewish alternative
2. Feb 06, 2004: Memory Select
Forgetting Song
5. Dec 19, 2003: Memory Select
3. Jan 16, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-12-20
Large orchestra, playing dark and menacing compositions that follow slow composed lines. There's also a great deal of freedom, in the form of chaotic improvisation that's written into the mix.

The music leaves spaces for the group to cut loose and improvise for an orchestra-tuning-up sound. Like most ensembles of its type, the group is characterized by a large, lumbering sound. See London Improvisers Orchestra, Jeff Kaiser's Ockodektet, or Marco Eneidi (American Jungle Orchestra) for comparison points.

Some parts have a sour, dissonant sound, where I'm guessing Rosenberg follows Anthony Braxton's example by letting the players choose the notes themselves.

1- Dark, a bit menacing. Characterized by long unison tones, with occasional bits of fast scrabbly chaos
2- Starts with the same dark menacing feel. But it's gentler, with long-note progressions that "feel" more orchestral.
3- Includes quiet flurries of group improv for a faster, busier feel. Also some soprano wordless vocal
4- More long tones, with piano and trumpet (among others) improvising for some nice color
5- Chirpy double-time pulses, a quicker pace

Track Listing
1. Tehr   3. 7X (With Sttm)
2. Wash   4. Forgetting Song
  5. Toys