Bey, Faruq Z. / Northwoods Improvisers / Auzar: Live at Cmu Park Librar
Album: Auzar: Live at Cmu Park Librar   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bey, Faruq Z. / Northwoods Improvisers   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Entropy Stereo Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-22 Pull Date: 2005-01-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 23 Jan 9 Dec 19 Dec 12 Dec 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 29, 2021: No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Jun 8, 2012)
4. Jan 21, 2005: Memory Select
2. Jun 08, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
5. Jan 07, 2005: Memory Select (Parts 1 & 2)
3. Jan 28, 2005: Memory Select
The Call
6. Dec 17, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-18
(That's "Live at CMU Park Library Auditorium.")

Another great free-jazz sesssion teaming Detroit saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey -- who's been blowing free jazz since the '70s -- with the Northwoods Improvisers. The band has a great sound, fronted by three horns, adding vibes/marimba for a cool sound.

Great stuff, deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, well informed by '60s innovations. Lots of high-energy soloing, with plenty of tracks starting in a quiet, meditative mode to warm you up. A can't-miss session.

1- Fast and exciting, after a two-minute quiet intro.
2- Energetic piece, a midtempo start and fast ending. Good start/stop point around -9:00
3- Slow, drifting
4- Reverent, grand, slow sax over spritely marimba theme. Like a joyous jazz ceremonial walk. Very cool vibes solo. Slow sax intro starts it.
5- Mid/fast. Fun, cascading theme.
6- Manic, crazy, messy. Big fun!

Track Listing
1. Gemini   4. Vines
2. Zychron   5. Auzar (Osiris)
3. Isolation   6. The Call