Groundtruther / Latitude
Album: Latitude   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Groundtruther   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 2 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 23, 2011: Memory Select
Tropic of Cancer
4. Oct 22, 2004: Memory Select
Arctic Circle
2. Jan 16, 2009: Memory Select
Arctic Circle
5. Oct 14, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
Tropic of Cancer
3. Jul 19, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
40TH Parallel
6. Oct 08, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-29
Funky stuff with sci-fi leanings and dance-music technology. Loud and gloopy, mostly a dark atmosphere. What's cool is that this is Charlie Hunter (guitar) and Bobby Previte (drums), sounding very different from usual.

Sounds include fast basslines and liquid wah-wah splashes from Hunter ... drum-machine electronics set up by Previte ... and Greg Osby (sax) sounding like his usual cerebral-funky self, but often filtered or processed.

This is the first in, apparently, a trilogy of trios, each with Hunter and Previte and a special guest. Can't wait for the others.

1- Harsh swooping noises, dark sax near the end
2- Nice mid/fast groove, mixed-up feel
3- Mystery groove, some cool midtempo guitar
4- Insistent hammering squeal. Short.
5- Fast and chill. Starts quiet.
6- A cool urban groove.
7- Sparse and snappy, fairly fast
8- A series of small episodes. Lots of strange noises and some sampled vocals later; also a couple of short grooves.
9- Spacey landscape with filtered, curled-up sax solo
10- Midtempo and melancholy, with clear sax sound.
11- Drifting and eerie

Track Listing
1. North Pole   6. Equator
2. Arctic Circle   7. Tropic of Capricorn
3. 40TH Parallel   8. Horse Latitudes South
4. Horse Latitudes North   9. Tropic of Calms
5. Tropic of Cancer   10. Antarctic Circle
  11. South Pole