Various Artists / Amalgam(E): 10 Years O
Album:Amalgam(E): 10 Years O Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2004
Label:Red Toucan 

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Add Date:2004-08-02 Pull Date:2004-10-03 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-28 
Amalgam(e): 10 years of Red Toucan (coll)

A retrospective from Montreal label Red Toucan. A nice mix of free and abstract, sweet ballads and free blowouts. There should be plenty of recognizable names here, so dig in and enjoy!

Disc 1:
*1. Light, quick swing (30 sec of intro banter)
*2. Pretty ballad
3. Abstract alternates with sweet duet
4. Agitated group improv
*5. Mellow intro leads to “world music” groove
**6. Nice groove from Glenn Spearman & Co.
7. Percussive piano solo
*8. Nice modern bop goes wild
9. Slow exploratory duet
10. Abstract solo bass
**11. Upbeat angular bop
*12. Wild disjoint improv

Disc 2:

**1. Blazing Brotzmann sax over powerful free rhythm section
*2. Med tempo free bop
*3. Nice abstract duet from Butcher & Hemmingway
4. Mellow ballad
5. Pretty and slow improv gets gradually busier
*6. Flowing piano/sax duet
7. Angular duet improv
8. Slow, atmospheric drones
*9. Raucous big band improv
*10. Nice crazed sax over speedy rhythm section, slows at end
11. Lite ballad
12. Classical sounding piano solo

Ben Bostwick 7/27/04

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
2.Houle, Francois TrioPrayer
3.Crispell, Marilyn/Francois HouSong for Jeanne Lee
4.Leandre/Houle/GraeweSuch As It Is
5.Talking PicturesDeep Pocket
6.Spearman, Glenn G-ForceGo Left Out of Shantiville
7.Reason, Dana/Peter ValsamisBorder Crossings Part 1
8.Blur, RoscoStable Chaos
9.Stevens, Michael Jefry/Mark WhBittersweet
10.Leandre, JoelleNo Comment #1
11.Drury, AndrewPolish Theatre Posters
12.Leandre/Houle/PoulsenC'est Ca #7
13.Yudanov/Brotzmann/LuomaMonkey Wrench
15.Butcher, John/Gerry HemingwayShooters and Bowlers
16.Kaufman, AchimBeq
17.Gratkowski/Graewe/LindbergArrears #2
18.Leandre/Satoh/TakahashiSignature #4
19.Leandre/Satoh/TakahashiSignature #C
20.Andel, Laura OrchestraEntering
21.Bruckmann, Kyle/WrackRather Dour
23.Liebman, David/Michel GerberThe Empress
24.Stevens, Michael JefryHommage a Debussy