Natto Quartet / Thousand Oaks
Album:Thousand Oaks Collection:Jazz
Artist:Natto Quartet Added:May 2005
Label:482 Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-04 Pull Date:2005-09-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 4Aug 28Jul 31Jul 24Jul 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 17, 2009:Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
4.Jul 29, 2005:Memory Select
2.Sep 02, 2005:Memory Select
5.Jul 22, 2005:The Dog and Pony Show
3.Aug 26, 2005:Memory Select
6.Jul 08, 2005:The Dog and Pony Show

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-06-30 
Improv combining Japanese tradition (wood flute, stringed koto), piano, and computer electronics. The blend works surprisingly well (cf. their previous album), with Tim Perkis subtly meshing the modern electronics with the interplay of the acoustic instruments. Abstract stuff played mostly slow with a Japanese feel of quietude.

1- Placid, lots of stillness. Nice late-night track.
2- Slow and quiet, with an ominous air
3- Gets fast and tumbling
4- Piano focus, a short chamber piece
5- Drifting; lots of koto
6- Slow; kicks into a fast, choppy segment
7- Thundering piano, into quiet scattery sounds

Track Listing
1.Ume 4.Genmaicha
2.Dengaku 5.Kuri-Ae
3.Kinpira 6.Chawan Mushi