Giardullo, Joe / No Work Today
Album: No Work Today   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Giardullo, Joe   Added:Oct 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-02 Pull Date: 2005-12-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 20 Nov 6 Oct 16 Oct 9
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 02, 2005: Memory Select
No Work Today
4. Nov 04, 2005: Memory Select
No Work Today
2. Nov 29, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
No Work Today
5. Oct 13, 2005: Flow
No Work Today
3. Nov 15, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
No Work Today
6. Oct 07, 2005: Memory Select
Not Good

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-10-04
Solo soprano saxophone, a tribute to Steve Lacy's solo work. Giardullo improvises within traditional jazz forms with touches of free-jazz runs or abstract squawking here and there (usually later in the piece). Tracks have the air of a casual stroll with occasional stops for a particular rant or declaration.

Includes two Lacy covers (2,8) and lots of Monk-inspired originals. It's interesting to note how the two Lacy tracks are different in character from the others.

1- Happy casual swing. Scribbly fast runs near the end
2- Slower pace, like a series of declarations
3- Upbeat, a smaller curled-up feeling
4- Skittery and more abstract, but builds into melody
5- Mid/fast, upbeat. Pleasant wanderings.
6- Slowish, a bit lonely
7- Continual high sqeakings, a jumbly alien language. (Evan Parker is famous for this sort of thing)
8- Pleasant angular lines
9- Playful and jazzy. Joe gets wild and wooly in the final minute.

Track Listing
1. No Work Today   5. Mr. Ioso's Walk
2. Prospectus   6. Sentiments
3. Which Way   7. The Touch
4. Not Good   8. Hurtles
  9. Dotty