Contemporary Jazz Quintet, the / Actions 1966 - 67
Album:Actions 1966 - 67 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Contemporary Jazz Quintet, the Added:Jul 2005
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-25 Pull Date:2005-09-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 25Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 23, 2005:Memory Select
Action #V
4.Aug 09, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Action #Ii
2.Aug 19, 2005:Memory Select
Action #VI
5.Aug 08, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
Action #Iv
3.Aug 16, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Action #Ii
6.Aug 02, 2005:Umami Jazz Program
Action #Iv

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-19 
The Contemporary Jazz Quintet – Actions 1966 - 67

Cacophonous free jazz group from Denmark, heavily influenced by the sound of expatriate New Yorkers in Europe at the time such as Albert Ayler and Sunny Murray. They add a musical saw alongside a more traditional sax/trumpet front line for an interesting effect. Despite its limited musical range, the saw adds a haunting dimension to the proceedings and foreshadows the role of electric guitar in free jazz, with its long sustained tones and strange distortion. Recommended.

*1. A beautiful, mournful dirge
2. More subdued, but still slow and exploratory
*3. Faster, builds to frenetic climax
4. Squalls of saxophone, fades to the end
*5. Pensive start builds quickly to improv blowout

Ben B 7/18/05

Track Listing
1.Action #Ii 3.Action #Iv
2.Action #Iii 4.Action #V
 5.Action #Vi