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Chicago Luzern Exchange / Several Lights
Album:Several Lights Collection:Jazz
Artist:Chicago Luzern Exchange Added:04/2005
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-15 Pull Date:2005-07-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 Jun19 Jun29 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 23, 2006:Rock in a Position
3.Jun 17, 2005:Memory Select
Five Handfuls
2.Jun 24, 2005:Memory Select: Myra Melford interview
Five Handfuls, Two of Three
4.May 27, 2005:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-05-16 
Free-form improvs, with growly spare grunts from three horns (including a tuba!) ... plus a drummer. Not really slow/quiet, but it feels laid back and open, due to lack of bass/chord instruments. Concentration is on interplay rather than a "wall of sound."

Music is in that European improv mode, but with more acceptance for keeping the interplay tight -- such as the endings of #1 and #7, which almost seem like compositions. Nice stuff.

1- Bright marching feel
2- Rough-and-tumble aggression
3,4,5 - Small sketches
6- Slowly tumbling
7- Quietly fast/pecking start, very nice midtempo 2nd half
9- Casual jam, a midtempo wandering feel
10- Spare. Weird tuba effect in 2nd half
11- Stacatto goofing around
12- Improv sketch, into drunken regal tones
13- Slow horns. 2nd half faster with brisk trumpet solo
14- The Epic. Slow, quiet start; strong, dramatic middle that gets into an aggressive improv.
15- Small burbles
17- Fairly fast
18- Almost lyrical trumpet. Slow but bright. 19- Warbly and a bit melancholy. Quiet ending.

Track Listing
1.Slips 10.Dos
2.Five Handfuls 11.A Little Paler
3.Three of Three 12.Fairly Fast
4.Skidding 13.Walls
5.One of Three 14.Take the Place
6.Trouble 15.Over the Wire
7.Our Thing 16.Spend Your Life
8.Pedal Past 17.Two of Three
9.Soon Enough 18.Someone Came and Took ...