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Shiurba, John 5X5 / 1.1 = M
Album:1.1 = M Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shiurba, John 5X5 Added:06/2004
Label:Unlimited Sedition 

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Add Date:2004-07-19 Pull Date:2004-09-19 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-07-24 
Classical-minded compositions leading into abstract free improv. This is a local project that guitarist Shiurba (formerly of the band Eskimo) has been working for the past few years. The improvisations cover the familiar cerebral-noisy territory, but the compositions add an elegant touch, mostly exploring avant-chamber-music themes (similar to Dan Plonsey's stuff, actually).

The "M" in the title refers to bassist Matthew Sperry, who was killed in a traffic accident in 2002. He's highlighted on track 6.

1- Improv starter, quietly cluttery
2- Jaunty theme, into dark slow improv
3- Loud and slashing, into quiet improv
4- Chamber-classical start. Mostly quiet improv with loud ending
5- Stompy sounds, into fast darting sax/clarinet, then slow grinding
6- Slow chamber piece with bass-led improv interludes

Track Listing
1.Intro 4.1.1.3
2.1.1.1 5.1.1.4
3.1.1.2 6.1.1.5