Sirota, Ted's Rebel Souls / Breeding Resistance
Album: Breeding Resistance   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sirota, Ted's Rebel Souls   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Delmark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-22 Pull Date: 2004-05-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 23 May 9 May 2 Apr 25 Apr 18 Apr 11 Apr 4
Airplays: 3 3 1 2 1 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
4. Sep 12, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
2. Mar 09, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
5. Jul 04, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
3. Sep 01, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah
Chairman Fred (I Wish Fred Hampton Was Here)
6. Jun 09, 2006: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-03-21
Nice little stewpot of a band, doing accessible jazz dedicated to freedom fighters and the struggle against oppression. Overall focuses on fast rolling horns, with a deep '60s influence but also a bit of traditional big-band color in the writing (even thought it's only a quintet). A few avant-garde moments too, like #2. Fine stuff overall.

The band includes Chicago stalwarts Jeb Bishop (trombone) and Jeff Parker (guitar) as well as Sirota on drums. Also a couple of names I'm not familiar with, Clark Sommers (bass) and Geof Bradfield (sax).

1- Cooking and soulful mid/fast
2- Slowish and free, with samples of speeches from Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers
3- Easygoing strut, ringing guitar riff. Fierce sax solo.
4- Slow, tumbling theme
5- Reggae! Mid/fast
6- Slow and romantic
7- Fast drama, choppy theme
8- A bit fast but somber
9- Mid/fast and cheery, with an odd-time theme. Dedicated to Don Cherry
10- A rich, warm '60s feel; mid-fast
11- Midtempo, warm.

Track Listing
1. Saro-Wiwa   6. Elegy
2. Chariman Fred (I Wish ...   7. Breeding Resistance
3. Knife   8. Huntsville, Tx
4. For Martyrs   9. D.C.
5. This Is a Takeover   10. Axe
  11. Pablo