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Burr, Ellen / Duos
Album:Duos Collection:Jazz
Artist:Burr, Ellen Added:04/2006
Label:PfMENTUM 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-05-14 Pull Date:2006-07-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 Jul9 Jul2 Jul18 Jun28 May21 May
Airplays:122112

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 23, 2007:Jena and Gomorrah: One Can't, but Two Can
Canon-Cards-Canon 1
4.Jul 06, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Canon-Cards-Canon 2
2.Jul 14, 2006:Memory Select
Canon-Cards-Canon 2
5.Jun 30, 2006:Memory Select
Ball Of Yarn
3.Jul 06, 2006:Storytime!
Ball Of Yarn
6.Jun 29, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Warp And Weave

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-05-13 
Arguably classical, these are flute pieces in solos and duets with other instruments, often using graphical scores, a John Cage kind of device. (Players draw cues from hand-drawn grids and decks of cards, for example.)

Burr's flute is the common thread to all tracks. There's a chamber/classical feel to the whole thing, but tracks are often playful, and #3 and #4 certainly have spots that pass for jazz, albeit studious jazz.

1- Solo flute, perky. Slower second half.
2- With bassoon: Slow, pleasant. Abstract flow of notes.
3- Fast-paced leapfrogging flute and clarinet. Slower middle. Surreal clicky sounds, then back to normal for the end.
4- Flute/drums, the longest piece, at 16 minutes. Fast but sparse: Quick doodles and blank spaces. Pulls into a steady jazzy beat after the halfway point, then Eastern mysticism.
5- Gets into a sinewy, tribal-beat slow chant. With prepared bass, a percussive sound. Quiet start.
6- Fast modern-classical sound, w/bassoon. Loud breaths in the last couple minutes.
7- Aggressive flute with vocalized grunting/singing added.

Track Listing
1.Ball Of Yarn 4.Four Square
2.Canon-Cards-Canon 1 5.Senbazuru
3.Permutations '62 6.Canon-Cards-Canon 2
 7.Warp And Weave