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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 9 Jan 2 Nov 14
Airplays: 2 1 2

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

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/Wachsma S4-1
2. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/TC-1
3. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4-2
4. Parker, Evan/Kenny Wheeler W2-1
5. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/KW-1
6. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4-3
7. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/EP
8. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4-4
9. Coe, Tony/Alan Hacker W2-2
10. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/KW-2
11. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4-5
12. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/TC-2
13. Coe/Edwards/Hacker/Parker/Whee W4/JE
14. Edwards/Hallett/Mattos/Wachsma S4/AH