Smith, Roger/Louis Moholo-Moho / Butterfly and the Bee, the
Album: Butterfly and the Bee, the   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Roger/Louis Moholo-Moho   Added:Jun 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-06-05 Pull Date: 2005-08-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 10 Jun 19 Jun 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 29, 2005: Memory Select
Letters to Insects [excerpt]
4. Jun 17, 2005: Memory Select
The Butterfly and the Bee
2. Jul 08, 2005: Memory Select
Events that Rhyme
5. Jun 11, 2005: Morning Glory
Enclosed Sun
3. Jun 18, 2005: Morning Glory
Events that Rhyme
6. Jun 07, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Events that Rhyme

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-06-16
Abstract acoustic guitar paired with South African legend Louis Moholo on various percussion.

The quick-and-obvious comparison on guitar is Derek Bailey, but Smith's style rings more melodically to me, less crunchy than Bailey, although it's still way out there.

Overall tone is subdued, even when Smith plays his way into a frenzy.

1- Early on, rapid drum patter and quiet supporting guitar. After 7 minutes, a more sparse but fast, tumbling jam develops.

2- Fast short segment with nice drumming
3- Quick hit (90 seconds), active
4- Guitar monologue, often frenzied, with deep ominous timpani. Moholo kicks in with fast hand drums around -5:00, very nice
5- A nice jam, stressing mid-intensity drums. Fast pitter-patter on the toms. Gentle guitar and music box to start.
6- Some really cool drumming. 2nd half features guitar over quiet fast snare work.
7- Twangy fast monochrome, ominous drums

Track Listing
1. The Butterfly and the Bee   4. Letters to Insects
2. Enclosed Sun   5. Involuntary Sculptures
3. Webern in Africa   6. Events that Rhyme
  7. Uncancelled