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Slusser, David / Trouble In Tiretown
Album:Trouble In Tiretown Collection:Jazz
Artist:Slusser, David Added:08/2007
Label:Jazz Excursion 

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Add Date:2007-09-30 Pull Date:2007-12-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 Dec11 Nov4 Nov21 Oct14 Oct7 Oct
Airplays:112121

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2.Nov 30, 2007:Memory Select
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5.Nov 02, 2007:Memory Select
Down In The Mine
3.Nov 08, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
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6.Oct 19, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Jazzdeath

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-09-27 
Jaunty mainstream jazz set askew. (Or: cartoony free jazz). David Slusser and Ralph Carney lead on saxophones -- two Bay Area guys both raised in Akron, Ohio (home of Devo!) The songs here aren't experimental, like a lot of Slusser & Carney's individual works. They're fairly straightforward jazz with doses of attitude and goofing around that depart from the staid club sound. Solos occasionally get wild, but only in small bursts. It's quite adventurous but won't annoy straight-jazz fans. Very much worth a spin no matter what you're into.

David Slusser (sax, bass clarinet, organ)
Ralph Carney (sax, clarinet)
Chris Ackerman (drums)
Richard Saunders (bass)
Robert Zucker (guitar on 4,7)

1- Happy midtempo steppin', quoting Sweet Georgia Brown.
2- Easygoing, swingy. Midtempo, w/clever soloing.
3- Bluesy and slowish, traces of New Orleans in the gloom.
4- Loungy tipsiness, w/hip jazz guitar & organ. Mid/fast, relaxed.
5- Upbeat skipping around, plus a bit of goofing off
6- Speedy old-timey jazz, big fun. Starts w/slow rural twang.
7- An easygoing swing, with guitar. Even a bit romantic.
8- Fast. Gets a bit skronky.
9- Slowish,
10- Quick uptempo closer, dizzy.

Track Listing
1.Jazzdeath 6.Down In The Mine
2.Brotherette 7.Walking Caen
3.Purple Road 8.Nowhere Fast
4.Cavour Lounge 9.Not My World
5.Legend Of Ornette 10.Trouble In Tiretown