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Shiurba, John 5x5/Anthony Braxton / 1.2 = A
Album:1.2 = A Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shiurba, John 5x5/Anthony Braxton Added:12/2006
Label:Rastascan Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-02-04 Pull Date:2007-04-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:8 Apr18 Mar4 Mar11 Feb

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1.Fri, 01 May 09:Wedge
Memory Select
4.Fri, 16 Mar 07:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Fri, 20 Apr 07:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Fri, 02 Mar 07:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Fri, 06 Apr 07:Wedge
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6.Fri, 09 Feb 07:Wedge
Memory Select (Baseball Rainout)

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-02-12 
Free jazz quintet. Lots of squirreling, breath sounds, and sucking sounds from Braxton. Great responsive drumming from Robair. The ensemble as a whole is responsive and together. Tracks 2-5 have an intro that starts with fast-moving blocked chords which gradually get out of synch, and track 6 is that theme done slow and soft.

1. Slow-chittery and avant
2. Dense squirreling, both chaotic and subdued.
3. More soloing than track 2, more chill and quiet, but tense,
introspective. Cool scratchy/creaky section at about 4 minutes left.
*4. Mostly in duos and trios, squirrelly percussion. Very slowly
builds in volume and density to about half through, then some very
sparse moments. The most diverse track.
*5. Intro to mello sax and bass duet, closest thing to traditional
jazz lines here. Other players join, great soft percussion.
6. The blocked chord theme done slow and soft.

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