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Rova :: Orkestrova / An Alligator in Your Wallet
Album:An Alligator in Your Wallet Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rova :: Orkestrova Added:May 2004
Label:East Works Entertainment 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-17 Pull Date:2004-07-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 18Jul 4Jun 27Jun 20May 30May 23

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 14, 2008:Memory Select
A Lion in Your Bag
4.Sep 24, 2004:Memory Select
An Alligator in Your Wallet
2.Aug 01, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
5.Jul 16, 2004:Memory Select
A Zebra on Your Roof
3.Jul 20, 2006:Cognitive Overload
6.Jul 14, 2004:Juan 2-3-Show
An Alligator in Your Wallet, An Alligator in Your Wallet

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-17 
A beautiful document (both sonically and physically) of the Rovate performance from 2002. The guest composer, Satoko Fuji has a more mainstream sensibility which makes for an interesting contrast with the musicians presented here. The first three tracks have a nice improv/straight jazz schizophrenia, with a number of fine solos. The last two tracks, by Rova member Steve Adams, are the expansive big band improv numbers that you’d expect and are just as engaging. Check out the liner notes for more extensive descriptions of all the tracks.

*1. Easy swing alternates with huge band freakout
2. Ethereal start builds tension, then sax solo
**3. Funky groove with nice sax solo (the most accessible track)
*4. Mellow, rumbling opener then angular with great solos
**5. Upbeat large band, slows down at midpoint and builds to finish

Ben Bostwick 5/12/04

Track Listing
1.A Lion in Your Bag 3.An Alligator in Your Wallet
2.A Zebra on Your Roof 4.Survival (In Five Acts)