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Claudia Quintet, The / For
Album:For Collection:Jazz
Artist:Claudia Quintet, The Added:06/2007
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-07-08 Pull Date:2007-09-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:9 Sep19 Aug12 Aug29 Jul22 Jul15 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2009:Memory Select
Rug Boy
4.Aug 17, 2007:Memory Select
Rug Boy
2.Feb 29, 2008:Memory Select
I'm So Fickin' Cool
5.Aug 08, 2007:Eran "'Hammerin'' Hank" Mukamel (nice smelling)
Be Happy
3.Sep 03, 2007:Living Souls [with Eloise]
Be Happy
6.Jul 27, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
I'm So Fickin' Cool

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-07-04 
Another set of futuristic jazz led by vibraphone and the cool-snap drumming of leader John Hollenbeck, adorned by accordion and clarinet. Often atmospheric and almost "RPM" sounding, and even has a sense of fun (just look at the title to the first track). And then you've got exceptions, like the total spazz-out on #5.

Drew Gress (bass)
John Hollenbeck (drums, percussion, electronic tape)
Matt Moran (vibes; vocals on 6)
Ted Reichman (accordion)
Chris Speed (clarinet, sax)

1- Midtempo chugging rhythm. Digs in a bit more after the first 3 minutes.
2- Calmly fast, starting off in long confusing riffs. Simplifies later but still has lots of counterpoint layers. FALSE ENDING comes with about 2 slow minutes remaining.
3- Lazily shuffling riff, lots of counterpoint with the vibes/drums. Loosens up and dissolves into an electronics swirl. Gains force for the finale.
4- Slowish, with some glassy effect on vibes at first. Settles into a decent slow groove.
5- Frenzy of drums, accordion spasms.
6- Eerie slow burbling, single words spoken randomly, calmly.
7- A slowish progression setting up a nicely involved clarinet solo. Second half: Upbeat mutation of an old lite-rock hit
8- Minimalist droning, into a fast but calm groove with soothing mallet drums and a clarinet solo. Ends slow.

Track Listing
1.I'm So Fickin' Cool 5.Rug Boy
2.August 5th, 2006 6.For You
3.Be Happy 7.Rainy Days/Peanut Vendor Mash-Up
4.This Too Shall Pass 8.Three Odes: Admiration/Nostalgia/Pity