|Maroney, Denman / Fluxations|
|Label:||New World Records|
|Add Date:||2004-01-19||Pull Date:||2004-03-22||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||7 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb||1 Feb|
|1.||Feb 01, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|4.||Feb 13, 2004:||Memory Select |
|2.||Mar 05, 2004:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jan 30, 2004:||Memory Select |
|3.||Feb 20, 2004:||Memory Select |
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!
|1.||Part 1||4.||Part 4|
|2.||Part 2||5.||Part 5|
|3.||Part 3||6.||Part 6|