Various Artists / Freedom of the City 03
Album: Freedom of the City 03   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-06 Pull Date: 2004-11-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 7 Oct 10 Sep 12
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 11, 2005: Memory Select
Beta Pleat
4. Sep 10, 2004: Memory Select
The Liver Is the Cock's Comb
2. Nov 05, 2004: Memory Select
Relative Poverty
5. Sep 09, 2004: ya got me, inshted
3. Oct 08, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-09-03
Abstract free improv. Emanem Records' annual sampling of the Freedom Of The City festival, with musicians arranged in nearly random groups. Nice stuff, although many tracks have a tendancy towards navel-gazing (long quiet periods that don't play well on radio).

All tracks are long (10+ minutes on 2 CDs). This is the "Small Groups" issue from the 2003 festival; there's usually a "Large Groups" version each year, too, which features orchestra-like groups.

1- TROMBONE/ELECTRONICS/DRUMS: Brash intro into a strange ghostly tunnel
2- SAX/GUITAR: Choppy and fast/sparse. Gets busy in some spots.
3- VOICE/VIOLIN: Quiet and groany; croaking female vocal
4- SAX/BASS/DRUMS: Aggressive, with abrasive sax
5- CLARINET/PIANO/INVENTED INSTRUMENTS/ETC.: Loud clatter with obligatory quiet stretches
6- SAX/BASS: Nice duo. Lots of shifts between quiet and loud parts
7- HARP/CELLO/BASS: *Very* quiet
8- TROMBONE/ELECTRONICS/DRUM/KEYS: Even-handed: Clattery but in a calm atmosphere. Small, fast sounds. Often quiet.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Tomlinson, Alan/Beresford/Turn WC1R 4RL
2. Keune, Stefan/John Russell Mama Yi Says Hello
3. Corringham, Viv/Angharad Davie Beta Pleat
4. Wilkinson, Alan/Mattos/Noble The Liver Is the Cock's Comb
5. Fine, Milo/Davies/Shearsmith/W Tonpsychologie
6. Butcher, John/John Edwards Spokes
7. Davies, Rhodri/Wastell/Fell Dyneiddiwr
8. Lunge Relative Poverty