Cartwright/Oppenheim / La Faute De La Musique
Album: La Faute De La Musique   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cartwright/Oppenheim   Added:Apr 2004
Label:Harriton Carved Wax  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-05 Pull Date: 2004-09-06 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 5 Aug 15 Aug 1 Jul 18 Jul 11
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 03, 2004: Jamorama Select
Apartment House
4. Jul 16, 2004: Memory Select
Apartment House
2. Aug 13, 2004: Memory Select
Solo for Voice 12
5. Jul 12, 2004: Mixed-Up Class
Solo for Voice 43
3. Jul 30, 2004: Memory Select
Solo for Voice 72
6. Jul 09, 2004: Memory Select
Solo for Voice 43

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-07-24
Jazzy interpretations of some John Cage vocal works. Note that the "solo" tracks aren't performed solo; most are given a bass and sax add-on to create a jazz feel.

The singing is all "vocalese" -- weird noises and cartoony swoops, wordless crooning, and nonsensical spoken snippets. Remember, this is John Cage we're talking about, and the pieces are written in experimental, free-form styles. The jazzy sound lightens it up a bit, but this is still fairly serious stuff, and you do need a tolerance for the avant-garde vocal stylings.

Also check out this duo's CD in World -- it's completely different with, obviously, a "world" tone instead of jazz.

1- Bouncy mid/fast bass; nonsense half-spoken vocals with weird
cartoony/alien sound. Rambles on quite a bit.
2- Mid/slow and dynamic, lots of swooping soprano crooning.
Sounds French.
3*- Loungy and light: dinner jazz! Easy on the ears, with cohesive lyrics
4- Slow, studious. With aerial swirling sax in spots.
5- Scattery shards of sax & voice. Disjoint.
6- Slow. Some loungy piano/bass splashes and avant-garde sax
7- Voice and sax: Mid/fast but sparse, lots of pauses

Track Listing
1. Aria   4. Solo for Voice 17
2. Solo for Voice 43   5. Solo for Voice 72
3. Apartment House   6. Solo for Voice 12
  7. Solo for Voice 27