|Raskin, Jon Quartet / Jon Raskin Quartet|
|Album:||Jon Raskin Quartet||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Raskin, Jon Quartet||Added:||09/2007|
|Add Date:||2007-10-14||Pull Date:||2007-12-16||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||16 Dec||9 Dec||25 Nov||18 Nov||4 Nov||28 Oct||21 Oct|
|1.||Wed, 04 Feb 15:||miss information|
minimum entropy (day of noise preview)
|4.||Fri, 14 Dec 07:||Wedge|
|2.||Wed, 21 Sep 11:||Wedge|
|5.||Fri, 07 Dec 07:||Wedge|
|3.||Fri, 31 Oct 08:||Wedge|
|6.||Fri, 23 Nov 07:||Wedge|
Quartet abstract improv, but often guided by written scores of some sort. This gives the group sound an overall logic or quasi-rhythm, in some cases (1 and 12 are good examples). It's a propulsive and friendly sound overall. |
Pieces are short, compact, rarely going past 5 minutes. That might be intentional, trying not to let lengthy improvs dominate the conversation -- or it might be a sign that Raskin's ideas were still formative here, still trying out different voices and strategies to see what fits. Either way, they're nice snippets.
Personnel are all local: Raskin on sax (he's the "R" in ROVA Sax Quartet) and Liz Allbee on the trumpet. George Cremaschi and Gino Robair on bass an drums flesh out the sound.
1- Abstract improv, strong pace. A unified rolling sound early, that's interrupted. Later, more disjoint but still fast
2- Mostly calm improv, starting strong/rough.
3- Chugging little free-jazz groove
4- Improv based on nearly jazzy horn phrases at first.
5- Buzzy, rolling, mid/fast. Becomes a strong abstract brew.
6- Improv, lots of small curly sounds after an opening blare
7- Careful feel. Opens up later.
8- Quiet. Small squiggles of activity, slight metal-ringing sound
9- Slowish feel but brash, still perky. Not quiet.
10- Nicely brash start and end. Floaty middle with nervous undertones.
11- Perky improv, a bit growly. Busy.
12- Bright, perky intro, brassy but small. A singing warble near the end.
|1.||Cracked Earth||7.||Post Card 2|
|2.||Sound Barometer Reading 1||8.||Ceilometer Reading|
|3.||African Tulip||9.||Post Card 1|
|6.||Sound Barometer Reading 2||12.||Qupe|