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Various Artists / Free Zone Appelby 2003
Album:Free Zone Appelby 2003 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2004
Label:Psi Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-08 Pull Date:2005-01-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:9 Jan2 Jan14 Nov
Airplays:212

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 07, 2005:Memory Select (Parts 1 & 2)
W2-1
4.Nov 12, 2004:Memory Select
S4/EP
2.Jan 06, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
S4/AH
5.Nov 11, 2004:Umami Jazz Program
S4/AH
3.Dec 31, 2004:Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
W2-1

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-04 
Abstract improv in radio-friendly snippets (3 to 9 minutes). Acoustic combinations -- mostly quartets and quintets -- that were performed as part of the Appelby Jazz Festival, which every year gives a bit of the program to this kind of way-out-there music.

The usual improv elements are here -- good group dynamics that define the "mood"; lots of virtuoso scribbling; unusual sounds on otherwise normal instruments. Nice stuff.

Evan Parker is on saxophone for tracks 4, 7 and 13. Kenny Wheeler, who hung out with these very folks in the '60s before going more mainstream, plays flugelhorn on 4, 10 and 13 and shows nice "improv" chops.

1- Busy and squirrely. Quiet ending.
2- Anchored with some really cool bass lines. Starts slow, gets aggressive
3- Slashing violin. Ends with quiet, nervous strings.
4- Evan Parker/Kenny Wheeler duet. Quiet start, into some nice fast interplay
5- Brash and menacing, slow.
6- Fast and popping
7- Swirly and aggressive; meaty tenor sax from Evan Parker
8- Lots of really fast rattling; percussive. Kind of quiet except for a BURST in the last few minutes.
9- Cool fluttery-flute intro. Slow.
10- Fairly slow-moving, led by Wheeler's horn.
11- Twangy plucked strings. Gets furious! then slows up
12- Slow, sad
13- Studious; a relaxed pace. Picks up speed in the middle.
14- Eerie mood with slow, bowed strings -- nice and questioning

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4-1
2.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/TC-1
3.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4-2
4.Parker, Evan/Kenny WheelerW2-1
5.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/KW-1
6.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4-3
7.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/EP
8.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4-4
9.Coe, Tony/Alan HackerW2-2
10.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/KW-2
11.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4-5
12.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/TC-2
13.Coe/Edwards/Hacker/Parker/WheeW4/JE
14.Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/WachsmaS4/AH