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Maroney, Denman / Fluxations
Album:Fluxations Collection:Jazz
Artist:Maroney, Denman Added:12/2003
Label:New World Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-19 Pull Date:2004-03-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Mar22 Feb15 Feb1 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 01, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Part 5
4.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select
Part 5
2.Mar 05, 2004:Memory Select
Part 2
5.Jan 30, 2004:Memory Select
Part 2
3.Feb 20, 2004:Memory Select
Part 6

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-22 
Avant-jazz quintet with an upbeat chamber-y sound (vibraphone, some sparkling dry trumpet) led by Maroney's "hyperpiano" -- his word for using metal bowls and other objects on the strings, creating bendy sounds like you get with a guitar slide.

(See his album, "Hyperpiano" ... three long tracks displaying the concept.)

Last three tracks center on a two-note beat that's compelling but gets a bit repetitious, the extreme being the final track.

1- Strong little theme, but short
2*- Stumbly midtempo pace, cool disposition
3- Sparse chamber feel, with some fast flurries
4- Mid/fast and tumbling, w/pitter-patter raindrop feel. Bouncy hyperpiano sounds near the end.
5*- Continues the pitter-patter rhythm; a bit more aggressive than 4
6- Repetitious two-beat counterpoint exercise. Thankfully only 2 minutes!

Track Listing
1.Part 1 4.Part 4
2.Part 2 5.Part 5
3.Part 3 6.Part 6