Hard Cell / Feign
Album: Feign   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hard Cell   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Screwgun Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-22 Pull Date: 2006-03-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 26 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 26, 2010: Memory Select, late edition
Bg .... Uh .... Oh
4. Aug 22, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
2. Jul 03, 2009: Memory Select
My First Phone
5. Mar 24, 2006: Memory Select
I Do It
3. Mar 16, 2007: Memory Select
I Do It
6. Mar 10, 2006: Memory Select
Mechanicals Failure

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-01-21
Jumbly out-jazz derived from Ornette Coleman, with Tim Berne's signature long/twisty themes and almost funky, herky-jerky rhythm. Compositions often have sax and piano playing in counterpoint, for a continual falling-motion kind of feel (4,5). Complex and energetic, a great continuation of Berne's "Science Friction" band.

One difference from that band: It's all acoustic this time. Tim Berne (sax), with Craig Taborn (piano) and Tom Rainey (drums).

1- Immediate start. Mid/fast, slightly dark. Eases up later.
2- Soft/fast patter, then slow and dark. Gets faster, thoughtful.
3- A dark stormy brew, starts slow and builds
4- Gets into tumbling, crazy spaces. Nice mid/fast start; bouncy theme near the end.
5- Mostly slower, with gentle start and patient piano solo. Aggressive and dark near the end.
6- Almost funky, a snappy mid/fast feel. Gets fierce.
7- Fast urgent tumbling. Slow, exploratory middle, then rebuilds into tense, fast riffs
8- Solo piano, calm. (See Taborn's "Light Made Lighter" CD for more like this)

Track Listing
1. I Do It   5. My First Phone
2. Time Laugh   6. Bg .... Uh .... Oh
3. Brokelyn   7. I Thought You Had It
4. Mechanicals Failure   8. Pan/Ex