|Fieldwork / Simulated Progress|
|Add Date:||2005-09-18||Pull Date:||2005-11-20||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||20 Nov||13 Nov||6 Nov||30 Oct||23 Oct||16 Oct||9 Oct||2 Oct|
|1.||Thu, 15 Jul 10:||Wedge|
Memory Select: Outsound Summit Preview
|4.||Fri, 27 Jan 06:||Wedge|
|2.||Tue, 09 May 06:||Matt|
Radio Of Imagination
|5.||Fri, 18 Nov 05:||Wedge|
|3.||Fri, 24 Mar 06:||Wedge|
|6.||Tue, 15 Nov 05:||Ben|
Umami Jazz Program
An assault. Exciting, heavy-handed jazz trio (sax, piano, drums) that showcases Vijay Iyer's percussive piano attack. Tempos can be slow but the energy is high -- an air of menace on most tracks. There's a "futuristic" feel here, like sci-fi club jazz (albeit kinda violent). The only problem is the monochrome effect of one action-packed track after another; calm interludes like #2 or the end of #6 really stand out.|
Awesome stuff, though. With former Bay Area dude Elliott Kavee on drums, and
For more of the same, see Fieldwork's other album "Your Life Flashes," or the Iyer/Ladd CD, "In What Language." Iyer's solo CDs showcase his softer side but still feature some flashy piano.
1- Slow thundering bassline for darting, stabbing solos. Sudden ending, watch out.
2- Calm jazz walk, but still powerful and a bit dark
3- Slowish and tumbling. (Awkwardly abrupt ending.)
4- Fast and dire
5- Slow feel, very tense.
6- Busy fast chaos. Calms down later.
7- Big and stomping, after "Exorcist" quiet intro
8- Hammering rat-a-tat piano. Fast and crashing.
9- Fast and particularly aggressive. Jumbly group soloing.
10- Fast with a spacey, echoey feel. Sax with reverb.
11- Midtempo and booming.
|5.||Media Studies||10.||Infogee Dub|