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Carter, Daniel/Ravi Padmanabha / Nivesana
Album:Nivesana Collection:Jazz
Artist:Carter, Daniel/Ravi Padmanabha Added:04/2006
Label:Epoch Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-06-04 Pull Date:2006-08-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 Jul25 Jun11 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 14, 2006:Memory Select
3.Jun 09, 2006:Memory Select
Vines Stem To Flowers
2.Jun 23, 2006:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-06-10 
Varied duets, with Daniel Carter on trumpet, sax, or flute, and Ravi Padmanabha on various instruments: tabla, drums, loops, unidentified Indian-sounding things. Tracks are apparently improvised, varying from outright jazz (3) to darkly ethereal, quasi-droning spaces with jazzy soloing (2). Great stuff, with Carter flashing some nice color on all instruments.

Quieter tracks like 2,5,6 would go well with noise-friendly late-night shows...

1- Lonely, slow sax wail. Low-key, with groaning background.
2- Slightly dark and tense. Trumpet with groaning mystery sounds. Midtempo pace, gradually gains steam.
3- Tumbling free jazz: sax/drums, a "classic" sound
4- Tribal chant, midtempo, with looped rhythm sounds and a warmly jazzy sax. Builds in intensity, then the last 10 minutes are a casual jam.
5- Serene flute. Exotic Indian/Asian feel
6- Serene clarinet, meditative feel.
7- Wandering street sax. Light, quiet. Ends abruptly.

Track Listing
1.Nivesana 4.Maha Supreme/Takadinnataka
2.Vasana 5.The Jewel Is In The Lotus
3.Vines Stem To Flowers 6.Remembrance
 7.Story Out Of Print