Yeah no / Swell Henry
Album:Swell Henry Collection:Jazz
Artist:Yeah no Added:Dec 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-01-23 Pull Date:2005-03-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 27Mar 13Mar 6Feb 20Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 25, 2005:Memory Select
She Has Four Thorns
4.Mar 01, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Camper Giorno
2.Mar 11, 2005:Memory Select
Born in the Air
5.Feb 18, 2005:Memory Select
Last Beginning
3.Mar 04, 2005:Distraction-Limited Epilogue
Staircase Genius
6.Feb 11, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
Camper Giorno

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-01-26 
Yeah No – Swell Henry
A lush jazz album, concentrating more on composition and harmony rather than improvisation and melody. The liner notes talk about “mellow quietude”, which sounds about right. All this vaguely ethnic mellowness could have veered off into ECM territory, but they let loose on a few tracks (6, 7) to liven things up a bit.

*1. Lush accordion-led ballad
2. Soft start builds to full sound
3. Faster pretty melody
*4. Really mellow modern ethnic melody
5. Languid musings
*6. Short, Loud and raucous (for this album at least)
*7. Disjoint improv with klezmish overtones
8. Tender ballad
*9. Understated indierockish melody, builds to dissonant climax
10. Flutey meanderings

Ben B 1/15/05

Track Listing
1.She Has Four Thorns 6.Flanked
2.Last Beginning 7.He Has a Pair of Dice
3.Born in the Air 8.Dead Water
4.Camper Giorno 9.Staircase Genius
5.Cloud Stopper 10.Kip Files