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Dunmall, Paul/Moshka Big Band / I Wish You Peace
Album:I Wish You Peace Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dunmall, Paul/Moshka Big Band Added:11/2004
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-22 Pull Date:2005-01-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Jan9 Jan19 Dec12 Dec

 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