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Levin, Daniel Quartet / Don't Go It Alone
Album:Don't Go It Alone Collection:Jazz
Artist:Levin, Daniel Quartet Added:12/2003
Label:Riti 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-12 Pull Date:2004-03-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Mar15 Feb8 Feb18 Jan
Airplays:2111

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 05, 2004:Memory Select
Underground
4.Feb 01, 2004:Oh Messy Life
Unfortunate Situation
2.Mar 01, 2004:The Digital/Analog War
Unfortunate Situation
5.Jan 16, 2004:Memory Select
Non-Sense
3.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select
Unfortunate Situation

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-12 
Unusual combo of cello, cornet, vibes and bass (no drummer). A very open session; tends toward expansive group improvisation, as opposed to individual solos. Carries kind of a chamber-jazz sound. Overall a slow, muddy feel, probably a side effect of using bowed cello as a lead instrument.

A slower, somber type of free jazz without the fast blowouts you'd normally expect. Different and takes a little getting used to.

Bassist is Joe Morris, the reknowned avant-jazz guitarist who's been trying his hand at electric bass lately.

1- Ghostly, squirrely noises over a jazz bass walk
2- Slowish feel, w/fast insistent ending
3- Very slow. Somber classical feel.
4- Wild, swirling; turns into slow free improv
5- Floaty, slow
6- Stumbly, groping
7- Slow, mournful
8- Slow, but happier; more casual than sad
9- Careful, sparse
10- Oddball swing with sour tones; midtempo


Track Listing
1.Unfortunate Situation 6.Non-Sense
2.Underground 7.Sad Song
3.17TH Street 8.Nervous
4.In Parts 9.Fleeting
5.Interlude 10.Bronx No. 2