Tsahar, Assif / Solitude
Album: Solitude   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tsahar, Assif   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Hopscotch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-19 Pull Date: 2006-04-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 23 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Feb 26
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 28, 2015: Music Casserole
4. Apr 18, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Sand Between A Toe
2. Jul 27, 2006: Cognitive Overload
By And By
5. Mar 24, 2006: Memory Select
Sand Between A Toe
3. Apr 21, 2006: Memory Select
6. Mar 17, 2006: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-17
Abstract improvising led by Tsahar's sax, backed by a few stringed instruments. Comes across as a kind of avant-classical, but also displays the kind of free-jazz improv you'd expect from a sax-led group. Tracks 1 and 9 use the strings to particuarly good effect, and tracks like 7 get a stark emotion from them.

1- Slow sheen of saxophone and strings, a cinematic crawl
2- Clicky percussion, slow country fiddle. Later, groany abstract improv that gets fast and skittery near the end
3- Brash, mid/fast. Nice gutteral sax, bright.
4- Quiet ominous buzz, into long mournful tones
5- Slow and low (faux didjeridoo), gets groany and aggressive
6- Eerie small noises. Last 40 seconds VERY quiet.
7- Fast improv jumble, starts quiet and loudens up. Stark feel.
8- Tumbling ball of improv, fast and fun.
9- Slow. Long, searching sax tones. (Duke Ellington song)

Track Listing
1. Love Is   5. Of Amazing Most Now
2. Unmoving   6. Blue Sun
3. Sand Between A Toe   7. Falling
4. The Epistemology Of Loss   8. By And By
  9. Solitude