Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy / New Folk, New Blues
Album:New Folk, New Blues Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy Added:Mar 2005
Label:482 Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-24 Pull Date:2005-06-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 26May 29May 8May 1

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 24, 2005:Memory Select: Myra Melford interview
Sweating Vertebrae Superior Cathedrals
4.May 03, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Sweating Vertebrae ...
2.Jun 21, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Sweating Vertebrae ...
5.Apr 29, 2005:Memory Select - guest DJ Colin
Knives, Swords, Flags
3.May 24, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Knives, Swords, Flags
6.Apr 26, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Sweating Vertebrae ...

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-04-23 
Scott Rosenberg - sax
Jim Baker - piano, analog synth, aluminum foil
Anton Hatwich - bass
Tim Daisy - drums

An excellent mix of fast free jazz and wild improv ideas. Rosenberg's sax tends to get into extreme "out" sounds, but the drum and bass keep a jazz pace going, and Jim Baker's piano adds plenty of jazzy splash. As a treat, Baker also trots out analog synths for gloopy sci-fi color on #1 and 4. Exhiliarating stuff out of Chicago -- try the second half of #3 for a taste.

Side notes -- Baker and Daisy have been involved with various Ken Vandermark projects over the years. Check out the Baker/Zerang 2-CD set of piano-percussion duos if you dig his playing. Tim Daisy can be heard in a more straightforward jazz/soul context with the band Dragons 1975.

1 (9:15)- Fast rolling jazz with glitchy synths. Slows at about -4:00 for a gradual, groany finish.

2 (23:47)- Some of the "straightest" jazz on the disk. Starts with controlled freeform wildness, coalescing into a free-jazz jam. Drum solo, then a fast bebop stride! Ends calmly.

3 (19:38)- Fast jazzy sound with excellent piano, into a quiet middle and a stormy climax

4 (15:01)- Fast tension; sci-fi pops. Abrasive. Last 5 minutes are an abstract jazz groove.

Track Listing
1.Sweating Vertebrae ... 3.Knives, Swords, Flags
2.Good Morning, Headache 4.Laugh Your Troubles Away