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Groder, Brian/Sam Rivers Trio / Torque
Album:Torque Collection:Jazz
Artist:Groder, Brian/Sam Rivers Trio Added:Dec 2006
Label:Latham Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-02-11 Pull Date:2007-04-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 8Mar 11Feb 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 12, 2022:Music Casserole
4.Mar 09, 2007:Memory Select
Diverging Orbits
2.Sep 25, 2013:9-25-2013
Diverging Orbits
5.Feb 16, 2007:Memory Select
3.Apr 06, 2007:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-02-08 
A mostly straight-jazz feel with some nicely open spaces for soloing, and some jazzy improvised tracks with a friendly, informal air. Trumpeter Groder leads the session, with legend Sam Rivers and his longtime trio as his backup band! Very nice stuff if you want a solid "jazz" sound. For a more "typical" head-solos-head format, try 3 or 8, or (more subtly) 11.

1- Cool jazzy trumpet doodles
2- Low-key but propulsive, a bit sinister. Ends w/upbeat theme.
3- Bright, mid/fast
4- Nice twilight-sounding duet, flute and trumpet, kind of fast
5- Flute and muted trumpet: Chipper, brisk
6- Slightly sad, but mid/fast, trumpet-bass duet
7- Bare start, into rather bubbly group improv
8- Mid/fast, a lightly brash '60s sound
9- Casual sax/trumpet duo
10- Cool-handed, mid/fast
11- Old-fashioned stroll, just bass and trumpet
12- Crisp trumpet/sax duet
13- Smoky tenor sax leads a cookin' group improv
14- Slowish reverent feel, heavy quiet tribal drums

Track Listing
1.Spellcast 8.Involution
2.Betwixt 9.Camouflage
3.Diverging Orbits 10.Oculus
4.Behind The Shadows, Part 1 11.Jingo
5.Behind The Shadows, Part 2 12.Tragic Magic
6.Iota 13.Fulcrum
7.Cross-Eyed 14.Water Prayer