|Cartwright/Oppenheim / La Faute De La Musique|
|Album:||La Faute De La Musique||Collection:||Jazz|
|Label:||Harriton Carved Wax|
|Add Date:||2004-07-05||Pull Date:||2004-09-06||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Sep 5||Aug 15||Aug 1||Jul 18||Jul 11|
|1.||Sep 03, 2004:||Jamorama Select |
|4.||Jul 16, 2004:||Memory Select |
|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
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.
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
|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|