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Lambert, Michel / Le Passant
Album:Le Passant Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lambert, Michel Added:01/2006
Label:Rant 

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Add Date:2006-03-05 Pull Date:2006-05-07 Charts:Jazz
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 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 15, 2006:Jena and Gomorrah
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
4.Apr 14, 2006:Memory Select
Eternal Errant
2.May 05, 2006:Memory Select
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
5.Mar 31, 2006:Memory Select
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
3.Apr 18, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
Labyrinth Of Remorse
6.Mar 17, 2006:Memory Select
Labyrinth Of Remorse

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-20 
Jazz/classical fusion, a high-spirited attack that works well. Quite avant-garde sounding with lots of improvising, with some joyous cutting loose of the 10 piece orchestra. Highlighted players include some jazz-related folks: Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dominic Duval (bass), Malcolm Goldstein (violin). Lambert himself turns in some aggressive drum solos. Awesome stuff packed with energy; every track is great, although 1 and 11 are a bit calmer.

Tracks 1-5 are an orchestral suite (tracks don't segue). 6-12 are group improvs.

1- Calm intro with composed orchestral lines. Jazzy sax/drum start
2- Fast dissonant violins. Cuts abruptly into sax solo, then flowing, slow orchestra
3- Fast, dramatic. Yes!!
4- Showcase for solos: Fast violin and sax; later, calmer bass
5- Playfully thunderous and fast. Includes drum solo.
6- Stomping chaos, sax and drums in front (sort of)
7- Skittery violin. Fast, with bass and flashy drums
8- Fast knotty sax
9- Fast violin/drums
10- Drum solo, snappy and fast
11- Slow start into slowly unfolding orchestral chaos. Sax and drums add to a gentle finale. The sound is typical of orchestral impov projects -- cf. the London Improvisers Orchestra in our library
12- Rattly sax/drums. Fast, with orchestra later.

Track Listing
1.Mirror Of Truth 7.Quib
2.Eternal Errant 8.Extracting Lines
3.Labyrinth Of Remorse 9.Pretend Make-Believe
4.Spiritual Shock 10.Ruffians, Riffraff, And Ruffs
5.Pilgrimage Of Humankind 11.Lost Passengers
6.Running In The Cave 12.Cue 9-3, Recalling The Wanderer