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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 23Mar 26Mar 19Mar 12Feb 26

 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