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Kaiser, Jeff / Alchemical Mass, The/S
Album:Alchemical Mass, The/S Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kaiser, Jeff Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-02-27 Pull Date:2005-05-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 1Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 13Mar 6

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 16, 2005:Memory Select
The Alchemical Mass, mvmt 1: Introitus
4.Apr 15, 2005:Memory Select
Suite Solutio [the whole thing, Parts I-V]
2.Apr 26, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Suite Solutio Part 5
5.Apr 12, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
3.Apr 26, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
6.Apr 08, 2005:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-01 
Jeff Kaiser – The Alchemical Mass / Suite Solutio

Two long pieces for large ensembles from LA improviser Kaiser. Excellent, inventive compositions combined with some great improv.

The Alchemical Mass
This is based on an actual Catholic Mass written by an actual alchemist near the end of the 15th century. Features a chorus along with an all-star cast of improvisers
**1. Has a sparse start, but the full big band and chorus comes crashing in halfway through for dramatic wailing
*2. A capella chorus
*3. Whispering background under trumpet solo
4. Squealing horns
*5. Big band, alternates between mellow and wild
*6. relatively Mellow finale

Suite Solutio
Weird and exciting group improv featuring local guitarist Ernesto Diaz-Infante
**7. Cool warped blues
*8. Crashing and thumping
*9. Skittery scraping and rumbling
*10. Speedy free soloing
*11. Starts with cymbals and gongs, then mellow trombone & flute Ben B 2/21/05

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetIntroitus
2.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetKyrie
3.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetCollecta and Gloria
4.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetEpistola and Graduale
5.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetOffertorium
6.Kaiser, Jeff OckodektetAve Maria and Commune
7.Kaiser/Diaz-Infante SextetSuite Solutio Part 1
8.Kaiser/Diaz-Infante SextetSuite Solutio Part 2
9.Kaiser/Diaz-Infante SextetSuite Solutio Part 3
10.Kaiser/Diaz-Infante SextetSuite Solutio Part 4
11.Kaiser/Diaz-Infante SextetSuite Solutio Part 5