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Bynum, Taylor Ho / Middle Picture, The
Album:Middle Picture, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bynum, Taylor Ho Added:05/2007
Label:Firehouse 12 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-06 Pull Date:2007-07-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:8 Jul10 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May13 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 06, 2007:Memory Select
4.Jun 01, 2007:Memory Select
Brooklyn With An E
2.Jul 03, 2007:Alban Stands There
In A Silent Way
5.May 25, 2007:Memory Select -- Moe! Staiano interview
Bluebird Of Delhi
3.Jun 08, 2007:Memory Select
6.May 18, 2007:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-06 
Sextet packing lots of abstract improv but with plenty of jazz influence: a couple covers (3,5) and some nice composing by Bynum (4,7,8). The band includes two guitars and a viola alongside sax, drums, and Bynum's cornet. (Electric bass joins in sometimes, as on #4).

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Matt Bauder (sax/clarinet), Mary Halvorson (el. guitar), Evan O'Reilly (el. guitar), Jessica Pavone (viola, el.bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

1- Trio (guitar,cornet,drums) that gets into some fast interplay
2- Quiet cornet solo, into a busy improv thicket, a bit dark. Viola adds a soaring element later.
3- Swampy, mysterious flow, a bit exotic. (Miles cover.)
4- Very quiet plinks and clatter, builds to a calm little mid/fast melody with some old-world charm.
5- Billy Strayhorn tune. A cute, soft pace with louder guitar jangling near the end
6- Mid/fast, off-kilter chamber intro. Primitive cornet/drums jam. Then a quiet improv segment building into busy activity.
7- Soft start with a smoky melodic improv. Second half: swinging mid/fast bebop, into a more harsh guitar phase
8- Chamber feel; formal, stern, mid/fast.
9- Trio with calm cornet and chopping jazz guitar. Starts almost pretty, dissolves into madness

Track Listing
1.Brooklyn With An E 5.Bluebird Of Delhi
2.Woods 6.3v2
3.In A Silent Way 7.Jp And The Boston Suburbs, Parts 1 & 2
4.Mm(Pf) 8.Jp And The Boston Suburbs, Part 3 (Knit & Swim)