|Ckw Trio / Is, the|
|Label:||Black Hat Records|
|Add Date:||2005-01-03||Pull Date:||2005-03-07||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||27 Feb||20 Feb||13 Feb||30 Jan||16 Jan||9 Jan|
|1.||Apr 22, 2005:||Memory Select |
|4.||Feb 15, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|2.||Feb 26, 2005:||The Dog and Pony Show |
Mondrian En Amerique
|5.||Feb 08, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|3.||Feb 18, 2005:||Memory Select |
Alex in Wonderland, Mondrian En Amerique, (Track 9), 4+#11M6M7
|6.||Jan 28, 2005:||Memory Select |
Alex in Wonderland
Free jazz with an avant-garde bent, as you can hear in the opening moments of the first track. A local trio led by Michael Cooke on sax et.al., joined by cello and percussion. |
Cooke displays a nice range. Most tracks are in a traditional free jazz mode -- that is, they're based on recognizably "jazz" compositions and get a bit daring with the solos, usually showing tasteful restraint. A few of the tracks wander into more abstract, academic territory but still sound downright friendly (#10 comes to mind).
By the way -- the name of the album is "The Is."
1- Crazy, scrabbly avant-garde: wild, with quiet spots
2- Wandering and lyrical
3- Strong midtempo led by sly low-register riff
4- Indian feel. Quiet start.
5- A quasi-Klezmer stomp, fairly fast but subdued
6- Busy, high-energy groove. Slow start.
7- Bassoon! A spritely feel, gets energetic
8- A fast burble with rubber-band cello intro and nice clarinet
9- Upbeat, stumbling swing.
10- Peppy but sparse. Brightly abstract.
11- A low-key casual groove, nice smoky feel
|1.||Mondrian En Amerique||6.||Alex in Wonderland|
|4.||(Track 4)||9.||(Track 9)|