|Siwula, Blaise/Mike Khoury / Eight Duets 2002-2003|
|Album:||Eight Duets 2002-2003||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Siwula, Blaise/Mike Khoury||Added:||May 2005|
|Add Date:||2005-07-04||Pull Date:||2005-09-05||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Sep 4||Aug 14||Jul 31||Jul 24||Jul 10|
|1.||Sep 02, 2005:||Memory Select |
|4.||Jul 19, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
|2.||Aug 12, 2005:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jul 08, 2005:||Memory Select |
|3.||Jul 29, 2005:||Memory Select |
Sax-violin improvs, abstract duets. Low-fi stuff recorded in a basement. |
Enjoyable stuff, with Siwula's sax painting all kinds of colors from fast throaty runs to screechy "outside" playing. Khoury shows off quite a bit of classical technique and a nice feel for atmosphere.
Siwula is a free-jazz veteran who's rarely recorded; Khoury is a violinist from Detroit who's active in the experimental music scene there and runs the Entropy Stereo record label.
1- A fast drone, with melodies like regal bagpipe music. Ends with cool fast saxophone.
2- Relaxed energy
3- Slowish. Starts stacatto and low-key, gets more complex
4- Fast and choppy, with a slower but upbeat ending
5- Sparse (but fast) and relatively calm. Intense airy high sax towards the end.
6- Midtempo chamber-music feel
7- Gets into a fast swirling segment, then slower droney tones w/fast soloing on sax
8- Fast but thoughtful. Siwula's quick popping tones match with Khoury's wandering violin swirls.