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Butcher, John/Gino Robair / New Oakland Burr
Album:New Oakland Burr Collection:Jazz
Artist:Butcher, John/Gino Robair Added:10/2004
Label:Rastascan Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-25 Pull Date:2004-12-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Dec12 Dec5 Dec7 Nov31 Oct

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1.Fri, 31 Dec 04:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future
4.Wed, 01 Dec 04:Alex
The Dog and Pony Show
2.Fri, 17 Dec 04:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Fri, 05 Nov 04:Wedge
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3.Fri, 10 Dec 04:Wedge
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6.Fri, 29 Oct 04:Wedge
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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