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Han, Mei/Paul Plimley / Ume
Album:Ume Collection:Jazz
Artist:Han, Mei/Paul Plimley Added:11/2006
Label:Za Discs 

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Add Date:2006-11-26 Pull Date:2007-01-28 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-11-24 
Duets of piano and zheng (stringed, koto-like instrument). Improvised stuff, often with a modern-classical feel, like the slow crystalline intro on 13; certainly not very "Chinese" sounding on most tracks. Also gets into some wilder freedom (9,11). Could be considered new agey but it's more substantial than that, with some nice dialogue on the quiet tracks and strong energy on the faster ones. Nice stuff.

See also Plimley's duet CD with Indian drummer Trichy Sankaran.

1- Cute boogie-woogie riff, into fast digging improv
2- Mid/fast but hestitant, nice restraint
3- Bouncy, jazzy, midtempo.
4- Quiet abstractions, gets choppy for a bit
5- Kind of an Asian sound
6- Stride-piano start, into zheng dissonance
7- Slow, delicate
8- Builds into nice energy; slow start
9- Choppy, jazzy. Fairly fast.
10- Dark but friendly feel. Mid/fast after slow start
11- Nicely intense
12- Slow, delicate
13- Sparse. Gentle, subtle touches that build into nice melody

Track Listing
1.Terra Mova 7.Ume
2.Silken Steel 8.Into The Outer
3.Dancing On Hot Colds 9.Emptied Diligence
4.Echoes Of Bela 10.Change Of Dream
5.Candle Dried Leaves 11.Blue Now
6.For Time Is 12.Matter Into Waves
 13.Interval Of The Avatar