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Goldberg, Ben Quintet / Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact, The
Album:Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Goldberg, Ben Quintet Added:Mar 2006

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Add Date:2006-04-23 Pull Date:2006-06-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 25Jun 18Jun 4May 28May 21May 14May 7Apr 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 29, 2016:Rebop
4.Dec 08, 2006:Memory Select - Album Week
(hidden track), Cortege, Lone, Dog's Life, Facts, MF, Learned From Susan Stewart, I Before E Before I, Blinks, Facts, F13, Long Last Moment, Song And Dance, Petals
2.Nov 14, 2009:Music Casserole
I Before E Before I
5.Nov 17, 2006:Memory Select
Song And Dance
3.Feb 06, 2009:Memory Select
Song And Dance
6.Oct 27, 2006:Memory Select: guest Myra Melford
I Before E Before I

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-04-21 
Gentle and often thoughtful jazz based in complex composing and plenty of space for solos, a sort of tribute to Steve Lacy. Accessible stuff with substantial intelligence, played by a troupe of great local folks led by veteran Goldberg on clarinet.

Clarinet + violin (Carla Kihlstedt) lend a klezmer air to many tracks, probably quite intentionally and the two in unison make for a dreamy sound. While many of the tempos are upbeat, there's a lonely and sad air to many tracks, as Lacy, one of Goldberg's heroes, had unexpectedly died days earlier.

1- Slowish, small chamber piece
2- Mid/fast w/hard beat. A catchy, jazzy ball of fun
3- Midtempo flutterings, upbeat but spare. Bass intro.
4- Gently crazy, w/darting violin/sax/clarinet
5- Slow lingering piece w/vocal: "I am hardly here these days." Derived from a fax Lacy sent to Goldberg; there's a touching story in the liner notes about their association.
6- Small "blinks" of music building into a nice group jam. Ends with a brisk march. Steve Lacy composition.
7- Infectious bass riff under a midtempo dissonant theme, almost brash. Plucked violin for a calm intro.
8- Floaty, mid/slow.
9- Clarinet doodles, midtempo, over sneaky bass/violin pecking
10- Reflective, with long tones. Reprise of 5 w/o vocals.
11- Slow. Lonely violin intro, then warm slow-jazz sax solo
12- Midtempo flow, slow fluttering feel
13- Mid/slow riff behind a collision of coolly burning solos
14- Slow, perky, a Steve Lacy song? "Hidden" track.

Track Listing
1.Petals 7.I Before E Before I
2.Song And Dance 8.Learned From Susan Stewat
3.Long Last Moment 9.Mf
4.F13 10.Facts
5.Facts 11.Dog's Life
6.Blinks 12.Lone