|New American Wing / New American Wing|
|Album:||New American Wing||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||New American Wing||Added:||Feb 2006|
|Add Date:||2006-02-12||Pull Date:||2006-04-16||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Mar 19||Mar 12||Feb 26||Feb 19|
|1.||Apr 18, 2006:||Umami Jazz Program |
|4.||Mar 10, 2006:||Memory Select |
|2.||Mar 17, 2006:||Memory Select |
|5.||Feb 24, 2006:||Memory Select |
|3.||Mar 16, 2006:||Rock in a Position: phoning it in edition |
|6.||Feb 17, 2006:||Memory Select |
Avant-chamber-jazz trio of trumpet, guitar, and cello, with comforting but oblique compositions that lean towards post-rock, mostly in yummy 3-minute nibbles. Accessible stuff, often slow/pretty, with melodies that slip out of "normal" space (15 is a good example) the way jazz tends to do. Look up the band 33.3 -- these guys are relaxing like that but more complex.|
PR materials praise the group as a new form of jazz and quote Eugene Chadbourne and Anthony Braxton singing the band's praises, so they must be for real, right? I'm just being cynical -- this is nice stuff deserving of an audience, and it does tickle the "jazz" part of my brain.
5,10,14 -- Fast jazzy snippets, perky. Under 1 minute each.
1- Stiff, overlapping, wandering lines. Lush near end
2- Soft; a bit like Euro cafe/sidewalk music. Slow and pretty.
3- Slow, w/train-whistle twang
4- Odd 7/8 groove with floaty leads
6- Swaying and slowish
7- Rolling, folky feel w/strummed guitar. Pretty. Mid/fast
8- Shimmering, slow. Solo guitar.
9- Dreamy, w/surreal turns later on
11- Dramatic sweeps. Jazzy flavor, gets a bit crazy.
12- Slow country guitar
13- Slow cello, into floaty group work
15- Slow, peaceful, sad
16- Soft cello/guitar duet
|2.||Upside-Down Turtle||10.||Smile At Your Graves|
|4.||The Hare||12.||All Is Vanity|
|7.||Over And Over||15.||You Must Eat|
|8.||Line Drawing #18||16.||Stand And Be Counted|