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Gift, The / Gift, The
Album:Gift, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gift, The Added:10/2005
Label:Bmadish Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-12-11 Pull Date:2006-02-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:12 Feb5 Feb22 Jan18 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 22, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
The Gift
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
The Gift
3.Feb 03, 2006:Memory Select
The Gift [excerpt -- final 10 minutes]

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-12-11 
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.

Track Listing
 1.The Gift