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New American Wing / New American Wing
Album:New American Wing Collection:Jazz
Artist:New American Wing Added:Feb 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-02-12 Pull Date:2006-04-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 19Mar 12Feb 26Feb 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 18, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
Hot Minerva
4.Mar 10, 2006:Memory Select
Hot Minerva
2.Mar 17, 2006:Memory Select
Upside-Down Turtle
5.Feb 24, 2006:Memory Select
The Hare
3.Mar 16, 2006:Rock in a Position: phoning it in edition
The Hare
6.Feb 17, 2006:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-10 
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

Track Listing
1.Hot Minerva 9.Toxic
2.Upside-Down Turtle 10.Smile At Your Graves
3.Slow Dance 11.Cosmology
4.The Hare 12.All Is Vanity
5.X 13.Fleeing Ghost
6.Third Man 14.Trista-Faux
7.Over And Over 15.You Must Eat
8.Line Drawing #18 16.Stand And Be Counted