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Exciting Trio, The / In Chicago there Is Willy
Album:In Chicago there Is Willy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Exciting Trio, The Added:Jun 2004
Label:482 Music 

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Add Date:2004-07-05 Pull Date:2004-09-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1Jul 25Jul 18
Airplays:11311111

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 10, 2022:Music Casserole
Remembering Tokyo/The Last Alaskan
4.Aug 24, 2004:The Literate Pop Fans
At a Place
2.Feb 28, 2015:Music Casserole
You've Got a Moustache ...
5.Aug 20, 2004:Memory Select
At a Place
3.Sep 03, 2004:Jamorama Select
Remembering Tokyo/The Last
6.Aug 18, 2004:Civil Society
Nine Years Reprise

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-07-24 
A hipster blend of low-key guitar jazz with electronics. Slow, calm themes coupled with analog-sounding synths and effects.

Many tracks have definite jazz "heads" (3, 6), with guitar lines veering into angular territory. Others are unjazzy synthesizer soundscapes (1, 8, 9). Cool stuff either way, but slow moving -- it might not grab you at first, but if the phrase "synth soundscape" appeals to you, give it a try.

1- Swirling, sad bowed bass
2*- Laid back guitar, slow. Starts out pretty, then gets angular.
3*- Mid/fast with jagged, disjoint theme
4*- Fast swirling drums, with even-handed guitar; calm overall.
Ends with electronic blast.
5- Slow and quiet
6- Brisk, mid/fast theme that pauses for sparse, spacey electronics
7- Eerie and slow. Starts with keyboard lead, then guitar joins in
8- Analog synth, slow and melodramatic
9- Slow and almost folky. Nostalgic chords with electronic garbling

Track Listing
1.Bow:M 5.Nine Years
2.Remembering Tokyo/The Last Alaskan 6.You've Got a Moustache and Everything
3.At a Place 7.Gramps on the Corner
4.Scannurz 8.Nine Years Reprise
 9.Lutrell