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Tammen/Harth/Dahlgren/Rosen / Expedition
Album:Expedition Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tammen/Harth/Dahlgren/Rosen Added:02/2007
Label:Esp-Disk' 

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-02-11 
Jazz improv quartet with electronics, led by sax and guitar. Often spiky and aggressive, fronted by guitar and sax, capable of ear-splitting noise. Also some electronics, maybe not put to the best use; sometimes it's just a distraction, especially given the low fidelity of the live recording.

Still, the electronics add edge to an overall dark feel. Hans Tammen (avant-garde guitar) and Alfred 23 Harth (sax). The backing band are veterans at this stuff: Jay Rosen (drums), Chris Dahlgren (bass).

1- A crashing of noise, into fast abstract improv in that quirky European style

2- Eerie electronics intro. Lonely sharp sax piercings. SEGUES into:
3- Builds into a stuttering fast chaos

4- Gloamy bass solo, SEGUE into:
5- A slower kind of attack, still fairly fierce but mellower, quieter

6- Fast aggressive blur, after a mid/fast improv intro. Ends in a nice jazzy space
7- Mid/slow feel that heats up into an aggressive, punkish attack
8- Disjoint, quiet sax/bass duet, into a steady midtempo beat, w/ passionate buzzy sax
9- Like slow psych rock, kind of burning and bluesy
10- A quiet procession, a bit mystical, with a theremin-sounding whine later. Gets a bit wild, but not much. A surprising change of pace.

Track Listing
1.Setting Out With Aggressive Intent 6.A Brief Pleasure Trip
2.Taken At A Leisurely Pace 7.From One Place To Another
3.Many Have Passed Rigorous Courses 8.A Long Trip By Water
4.A Considerable Amount Of Time And Distance 9.A Place That Has Emotional Significance
5.Retained Notions Of Speed And Purpose 10.Returning To The Place Where It Began