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Sirota, Ted's Rebel Souls / Breeding Resistance
Album:Breeding Resistance Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sirota, Ted's Rebel Souls Added:03/2004
Label:Delmark Records 

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Add Date:2004-03-22 Pull Date:2004-05-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 May9 May2 May25 Apr18 Apr11 Apr4 Apr
Airplays:3312141

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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