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Siwula, Blaise/Mike Khoury / Eight Duets 2002-2003
Album:Eight Duets 2002-2003 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Siwula, Blaise/Mike Khoury Added:May 2005
Label:Detroit Improvisation 

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Add Date:2005-07-04 Pull Date:2005-09-05 Charts:Jazz
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1.Sep 02, 2005:Memory Select
4.Jul 19, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
2.Aug 12, 2005:Memory Select
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3.Jul 29, 2005:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-07-01 
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.

Track Listing
1.1 5.5
2.2 6.6
3.3 7.7
4.4 8.8