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Swallow, Steve/Ohad Talmor / Bum's Tale, the
Album:Bum's Tale, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Swallow, Steve/Ohad Talmor Added:Aug 2004
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-23 Pull Date:2004-10-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 24Oct 3Sep 12Sep 5

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Making Ends Meet
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6.Sep 10, 2004:Memory Select
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-29 
Chamber jazz with a spritely 1920s Euro-cafe feel throughout. All nice and warm, with pulsing tempos and a feel of constant motion. Bright and formal without being too serious.

Here's the gimmick: These are old Steve Swallow compositions arranged by Talmud for a chamber group led by Swallow's famous bass (that often sounds like a Spanish guitar) and Talmud's sax. Talmud based the whole project on Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale," using nearly the same instrumentation and striving for similar atmosphere.

1- With swingy violin. Happy mood. Constant "pulse" feel, like a modern chamber piece.
2- Moody, with mid-to-fast tempos but a melancholy overhang
3- Patient midtempo
4- Slowish, and *really* like chamber music
5- Midtempo. Catchy riff with some good mini-solos early on.
6- Slow, sweet
7- Peacful mid/fast conclusion, very classical feel

Track Listing
1.Making Ends Meet 4.Some Echoes
2.Sweeping Up 5.Ladies in Mercedes
3.Chelsea Bells 6.Hullo Bolinas
 7.I'm Your Pal