|Cooper-Moore/Assif Tsahar / America|
|Add Date:||2004-04-26||Pull Date:||2004-06-28||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||27 Jun||20 Jun||13 Jun||30 May||23 May||16 May||9 May||2 May|
|1.||Oct 10, 2008:||Memory Select |
|4.||Nov 14, 2004:||Oh Messy Life |
|2.||May 02, 2008:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jun 25, 2004:||Memory Select |
Lament for Trees
|3.||Jan 25, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
Back Porch Chill
|6.||Jun 18, 2004:||Memory Select |
Hey, a jazz protest song! Part of a package where various American musics seem to be the theme. There's also some traditional Blues and some free jazz, an interesting mix overall.|
These are duets with Tsahar on sax and Cooper-Moore on piano, banjo, voice, and the homemade "diddly-bo" (a predecessor to the guitar -- see http://doctoroakroot.com/articles.php/diddly-bo).
As opposed to the ecstatic free jazz Tsahar normally plays, several tracks follow melodic themes and (gasp) normal structure, and they're quite good: 1, 2, 5, 8, 9. Don't miss 1 and 2 especially.
A change of pace for Tsahar with really nice results -- check it out, especially if you're not into the "avant-garde" thang.
1- Protest song! (with lyrics) Chugging rock beat. Squealing sax in the distance.
2- Back-porch blues, soft and relaxed. A content summer evening feel
3- Soft flute and warbling, ambient sax
4- Free jazz: Bright sax and drums
5- Sad piano. Feels like a '40s movie
6- Rapid squeaking sounds over calm guitar picking
7- Mellow tribal jam: drums and calmly wandering sax
8- Sad sax; a reprise of (5), with a bass-like instrument replacing piano
9- Twangy deep-south blues, slowly chaotic. Off-kilter sax later on.
10- Sudden piano-sax attack. Gets quiet in the middle.
|1.||America||6.||The Tortoise and the Buzzard|
|2.||Back Porch Chill||7.||No Cracklin no Bread|
|3.||Tuscarora's Cry||8.||Lament for Trees|
|4.||12TH Avenue Messengers||9.||Beyond the Years|
|5.||Lament for Trees||10.||Wounded Knee|