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Schwendener, Ben/Marc Rossi / Living Geometry 2
Album:Living Geometry 2 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Schwendener, Ben/Marc Rossi Added:11/2004
Label:Gravity Arts Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-22 Pull Date:2005-01-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Dec5 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 17, 2004:Memory Select
Conscious Evolution #3
3.Dec 02, 2004:Multiple Personality Disorder
Origins of the Universe
2.Dec 03, 2004:Memory Select / guests Amy X. Neuberg & Herb Heinz
A&P Swing #2
4.Dec 01, 2004:The Dog and Pony Show
Dancing with Laws #3

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-18 

Dual-piano pieces combining jazz and classical ideas. Mostly it has the mood of a recital, although there's plenty of fun jazz jamming, mostly in the form of boogie-woogie basslines overlaid with speedy angular soloing.

Track 8 is my particular favorite -- a big, stormy sound with swirly chaos in the improvising.

19-22 add two saxophones (Joe Maneri and Uwe ) for a bigger, wailing sound. 19 introduces some crazy harmonies that don't mesh, a fun chaotic exercise in polytonality. Track 21 is a treat, a big cinematic composition building to a blurry sax battle. Track 22 is a fun, bluesy display played with a slow hand.

Studious -- 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15
Fun boogie-woogie -- 3, 12
Some fast squirrelly bits -- 2, 10, 16, 18

Track Listing
1.Living Geometry #3 12.Opening Night #1
2.Conscious Evolution #3 13.Living Geometry #4
3.A&P Swing #2 14.Dancing with Laws #4
4.Dancing with Laws #3 15.Conscious Evolution #5
5.Solo Ben 16.A&P Swing #3
6.Solo Marc 17.Yky
7.Conscious Evolution 2, #4 18.Pivt Pals #2
8.Origins of the Universe 19.Dancing with Laws #5
9.Bulgarian Two Step 20.Transubstantiation
10.Springloader 21.Last Class
11.Pivot Pals #1 22.Opening Night #2