|Conference Call / Spirals|
|Artist:||Conference Call||Added:||Jan 2004|
|Add Date:||2004-02-09||Pull Date:||2004-04-12||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Apr 11||Mar 21||Mar 7||Feb 15|
|1.||Jan 25, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|4.||Mar 05, 2004:||Memory Select |
|2.||Apr 06, 2004:||Umami Jazz Program |
|5.||Feb 13, 2004:||Memory Select |
|3.||Mar 19, 2004:||Memory Select |
|6.||Feb 12, 2004:||The Umami Challenge |
Bebop-derived jazz with lots of free ideas, a live album with extended solos. Combines lush piano, frequently aggressive sax, and some really nice bass solos. Mostly accessible sound that delves into some avant-garde kind of territory (see #2).|
The band consists of German sax player Gebhard Ullman with the U.S. team of Joe Fonda (bass) and Michael Jefry Stevens (piano). It's been a good working group for a few years now, albeit with different drummers, and the boost to their intercommunication really shows.
See also "Ullman, Gebhard," where you'll find the first Conference Call CD.
1- Mid/slow with insistent drums... mostly gentle with a burning, choppy sax solo
2- Expansive feeling fast-bop with a slow, exploratory intro. Compare with the studio version (in the library under "Ullmann"), which was more of a straight fast-jazz piece... at one point around -5:00, they play the theme this way.
3- Slow, romantic, '50s-restaurant kind of feel.
4/5 - Protest song! A spoken intro about Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz, followed by band members screaming; then fast, choppy music. Segues into 6.
6- Slow and serious. Near-classical feel.
7- Fast with stumbling theme, after quiet start
|3.||Little Pete's Diner||6.||Translucent Tones|