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 23Jan 9Dec 19Dec 12Dec 5

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