|Fine, Milo / Ikebana: London Encounters '03|
|Album:||Ikebana: London Encounters '03||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2005-03-06||Pull Date:||2005-05-08||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||24 Apr||10 Apr||13 Mar|
|1.||Apr 22, 2005:||Memory Select |
May Radicals Five
|3.||Mar 11, 2005:||Memory Select |
Still Only Two Clarinets
|2.||Apr 08, 2005:||Memory Select |
May Radicals Two
Free improv, abstract stuff featuring American multi-instrumentalist Milo Fine with a cast of British improvisers. You've got clarinet duos, one large-group work (A1), and a few typical group pieces. Between the two CDs here, I liked the "A" disk a lot more, including the 37-minute opening track.|
A1- Quiet and restrained, a sustained low-level burble with bird-call squeaks and some nice piano. Starts building some steam after -19:00. Clarinet freak-out after -6:00.
A2- Clarinet duo, quick-footed and intertwining
A3- Fast stacatto clarinets.
A4- Clarinet and drum. Catchy and fairly fast-paced.
A5- Brassy trio, a bright sound
B1- Gradual groany bustling. Fast and squeaky around -19:00. Peaceful piano around -12:30. Last five minutes get clattery.
B2- Quirky fast start
B3- Forceful attack with a quiet ending.
B4- A busy rustle, then slower. Very quiet second half; nice ending with piano
B5- Fast and scrabbly start, into long studious flow
|1.||April Radicals||6.||May Radicals Minus One|
|2.||Only Two Clarinets||7.||May Radicals Two|
|3.||Still Only Two Clarinets||8.||May Radicals Three|
|4.||Fine Ward Mill Hill||9.||May Radicals Four|
|5.||Skinny Frogs||10.||May Radicals Five|