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 4Nov 20Nov 6Oct 16Oct 9

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