|Ryan, Jim/Forward Energy Trio / Fe3 Oakland / Fe3 Portland|
|Album:||Fe3 Oakland / Fe3 Portland||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Ryan, Jim/Forward Energy Trio||Added:||Jun 2007|
|Add Date:||2007-06-03||Pull Date:||2007-08-05||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Aug 5||Jul 29||Jul 22||Jul 15||Jun 10|
|1.||Jul 10, 2009:||Memory Select |
Bob Bin In, Paper Flower
|4.||Jul 20, 2007:||Memory Select |
|2.||Aug 03, 2007:||Memory Select |
|5.||Jul 12, 2007:||Memory Select, Late-Nite Edition |
|3.||Jul 27, 2007:||Memory Select |
Bob Bin In
|6.||Jun 08, 2007:||Memory Select |
Free jazz: Local guy Jim Ryan on sax and flute, featured in two different trios. Energetic jazzy feel throughout, with the spotlight mostly on Ryan. Improvised pieces in digestible bits (many tracks are just a few minutes long).|
(Technically, these are two separate CDs, released simultaneously. Ryan is planning others with midwest and east coast versions of the trio.)
DISK ONE -- OAKLAND: Scott Looney (piano), Stephen Flinn (drums)
1- Fast, gruff start. Gets aggressive later.
2- Fast but calm, meditative
3- Playful high notes, mid/fast. Gets into harder digging with scurrying piano
4- Quiet pingy start. Builds up about halfway, then a calm, slow flow
5- Fast but sparse
6- Flute, a kind of calm mystery air
7- Quiet start into a low-key, dark flow.
8- Cautious, mid/fast.
9- Big fast attack
10- Tangly and fairly fast, gets pretty intense
DISK TWO -- PORTLAND: Robert Jones (bass), Andrew Wilshusen (drums)
11- Midtempo thumping; the band declares its entrance, then eases up a bit. Ends abruptly.
12- Bowed bass & drums intro, into mostly mid/fast trio work. Gets almost swingy near the end.
13- Low-key, slowish but rich sax. Builds up a bit later.
14- w/flute, mid/fast, easygoing
15- Tumbling, mid/fast
16- Mid/fast, fairly aggressive
17- Fast and spare; builds densit as it goes
18- Groaning bass/cymbals, whispering sax. Ghostly. Ends w/faster sax
19- Mid/fast, scrabbly
20- Flute, a calm drum-circle feel
|2.||Paper Flower||12.||Bob Bin In|
|4.||Thru The Window||14.||Flute Song|
|5.||Lost Doggie||15.||Big Mountain|
|6.||Crystal Night||16.||Seasoned Lover|
|7.||The Feast||17.||Rumble Seat|
|10.||Big Snake||20.||Pocahontas Shuffle|