Dunmall, Paul/Moshka Big Band / I Wish You Peace
Album: I Wish You Peace   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dunmall, Paul/Moshka Big Band   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Cuneiform Records  

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
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2005: Memory Select
Part Three
3. Dec 17, 2004: Memory Select
Part One
2. Jan 05, 2005: Rainy Wednesday a.m.
Part Two
4. Dec 09, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
Part One

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-18
Modern big band with free-wheeling solos. The composing is very much rooted in jazz, topped with spirited free-jazz solos (most of track 1) or segments of untethered improvisation (middle of track 2). Big, exciting stuff. Lots of familiar Brit-improv names here including Keith Tippett on piano. Three compositions here between 13 and 21 minutes each.

1- Big dramatic charts with some crazy sax soloing.
..... Starts quiet, like there's something brewing, then builds to a frenzy. I think Dunmall is the only soloist, and the entire piece is a backdrop to his solo, gradually intensifying to a searing finale.

2- Friendly, with a feel closer to small-group jazz.
..... Gets as furious as #1 but with a less intense composition behind it. First half is calm, with group burbling that moves into a nearly conventional post-bop segment. Exciting duet/trio groupings adorn the second half, before the group enters for a jazzy interlude and a big (sudden) finish.

3- The craziest of the three, but the first half is quiet.
..... Opens with a mysterious, scrabbly violin solo (although no violin is mentioned in the credits -- could it be bass?) Then a big, lumbering group segment that builds. Last five minutes are explosive.

Track Listing
1. Part One   2. Part Two
  3. Part Three