|Gift, The / Gift, The|
|Add Date:||2005-12-11||Pull Date:||2006-02-12||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||12 Feb||5 Feb||22 Jan||18 Dec|
|1.||Aug 22, 2006:||Umami Jazz Program |
|4.||Jan 20, 2006:||Memory Select |
The Gift [excerpt: soft flute, then aggressive trumpet]
|2.||Feb 10, 2006:||Memory Select |
The Gift [excerpt]
|5.||Dec 16, 2005:||Memory Select |
|3.||Feb 03, 2006:||Memory Select |
The Gift [excerpt -- final 10 minutes]
An hour-long improvisation with Roy Campbell (trumpet/flute), William Hooker (drums), and Jason Hwang (violin), three big-name free-jazz guys. It gets intense but isn't a Peter Brotzmann-style blowout; the tone is more careful and concentrated. Hooker gets to show off quite a bit but doesn't overpower the other two.|
Schematic breakdown, for the sake of on-air DJs playing excerpts of the CD:
-60:00 to -52:00 -- Starts soft but quickly gets into an active but still restrained trumpet-violin dialogue.
-50:00 to -37:00 -- Some spirited trumpet, fast. Gets a bit intense, cools off by the end of this passage. Nice ending point just beyond -37:00.
-36:30 to -32:30 -- Calmer. Flute makes its lone appearance.
-32:30 to -25:00 -- Snare drum sparks aggressive trumpet and pedal-enhanced violin (think guitar effects).
-25:00 to -15:00 -- Building intensity: fast trumpet. Nice passage ending with a bit of a drum solo.
-10:00 to 0:00 -- High, squealy. Intense with waves of cymbals, into a crashing drum finish.