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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 8Jan 18Jan 4Dec 21

 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