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Gallio/Voerkel/Frey / Tiegel
Album:Tiegel Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gallio/Voerkel/Frey Added:09/2006
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-12 Pull Date:2007-01-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Jan26 Nov19 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 08, 2010:Jena & Gomorrah
Improvisation #8
3.Nov 24, 2006:Memory Select
Improvisation #11
2.Jan 12, 2007:Memory Select
Improvisation #5
4.Nov 16, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Improvisation #13

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-11-05 
European free improv, an archives session of abstract playing from 1981. Gallio plays sax throughout... Urs Vorkel is on piano or drums, and Peter K. Frey on bass or trombone, so you get a variety of musical combinations. Sax tends to take the lead, either squealing and wailing on the slower sad pieces or getting into a choppy attack on the faster ones. The piano is quite jazzy and even gets into a '70s pop feeling at times (1,11).

These are compact improvs: Many tracks fall in the 2- to 3-minute range, with only one clocking it at more than five. It's like they started on an idea or mood and consciously played it out quickly.

1- 27 seconds of conversation (German), then some nicely jazzy piano leading into fast, hardy improv
2- Slow, spare, but engaging
3- Easy melody close to "normal" jazz, falls into fairly dark improv
4- Scrawling, aggressive, but still a sparse feel. (drums & trombone)
5- Cooled-down sax melody; staggery drums and bass. Gets into more of a flow later, fairly aggressive.
6- Fast but spare. Jazzy piano, in bursts.
7- Mystery tiptoing, w/quiet bass and piano. Very quiet start.
8- Psych-jazz drum intro, into high, carefree sax. Mid/fast, openly breezy
9- Fast, but after 1.5 minutes of near silence
10- Cute 50-second number, nice little rhythm
11- Jumpy perversion of pop jazz
12- Crazy fast, scattery bowed bass, with long sax tones atop.
13- Aggressive, staggery. With gruff trombone.

Track Listing
1.Improvisation #1 7.Improvisation #7
2.Improvisation #2 8.Improvisation #8
3.Improvisation #3 9.Improvisation #9
4.Improvisation #4 10.Improvisation #10
5.Improvisation #5 11.Improvisation #11
6.Improvisation #6 12.Improvisation #12
 13.Improvisation #13