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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
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-03 Pull Date:2007-08-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 5Jul 29Jul 22Jul 15Jun 10

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 10, 2009:Memory Select
Bob Bin In, Paper Flower
4.Jul 20, 2007:Memory Select
Big Mountain
2.Aug 03, 2007:Memory Select
Lost Doggie
5.Jul 12, 2007:Memory Select, Late-Nite Edition
3.Jul 27, 2007:Memory Select
Bob Bin In
6.Jun 08, 2007:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-06-03 
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

Track Listing
1.Jumpin' In 11.Hit
2.Paper Flower 12.Bob Bin In
3.Residuals 13.Powdered Pussy
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
8.Aporetics 18.Twilight Zone
9.Meatloaf 19.How R.U.?
10.Big Snake 20.Pocahontas Shuffle