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Butcher, John/Gino Robair / New Oakland Burr
Album:New Oakland Burr Collection:Jazz
Artist:Butcher, John/Gino Robair Added:Oct 2004
Label:Rastascan Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-25 Pull Date:2004-12-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 19Dec 12Dec 5Nov 7Oct 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 31, 2004:Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
Wrong and Home
4.Dec 01, 2004:The Dog and Pony Show
Wrong and Home
2.Dec 17, 2004:Memory Select
Wrong and Home
5.Nov 05, 2004:Memory Select
Cajun Squeal
3.Dec 10, 2004:Memory Select
6.Oct 29, 2004:Memory Select
Pudsey Surprise

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-25 
John Butcher / Gino Robair – New Oakland Burr

A series of short pieces from saxophonist Butcher and local percussionist Robair. Both musicians are constantly pushing the boundaries of what sounds their respective instruments can produce, and being able to hear them do this together is always wonderful. My favorite aspect of this disc is that (due to the aforementioned boundary ignoring) it never sounds like a sax/drum duet, just one coherent mass of music. Excellent stuff.

All tracks are great, I particularly like #3 with its bowed styrofoam, the ominous sounds of #9 as well as #13 and #15.

Ben B 10/20/04

Track Listing
1.Throat Rust 9.Fid
2.Poundering 10.Snub
3.Wrong and Home 11.20P Uncle
4.Slug Tag 12.Peal
5.Tucking 13.Blagovest
6.Pudsey Surprise 14.Vug
7.Cajun Squeal 15.One Side Is with a Pea ...
8.Whine Model 16.Louche