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Speicher/Wolf/Grassi / Shapes And Shadows
Album:Shapes And Shadows Collection:Jazz
Artist:Speicher/Wolf/Grassi Added:10/2007
Label:Clean Feed 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-11 Pull Date:2008-01-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:13 Jan6 Jan9 Dec18 Nov
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 18, 2008:Memory Select
Shapes And Shadows
4.Dec 07, 2007:Memory Select
Claire's Net
2.Jan 11, 2008:Memory Select
Please, Confirm!
5.Nov 16, 2007:Memory Select
Please, Confirm!
3.Jan 04, 2008:Memory Select
Claire's Net

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-11-05 
Improvised free jazz, often abstract, from a sax/bass/drums trio. Lots of energy and propulsion, even on the slower pieces. Every track is a great listen. I haven't heard of the two Europeans here but drummer Lou Grassi is a New York fixture who's been on plenty of great sessions.

Martin Speicher (sax/clarinet)
Georg Wolf (bass)
Lou Grassi (drums)

1- Mid/fast jazzy flow. Gets furious and speedy by about halfway through.
2- Slow, sly. Nice slow-burn feel on the sax.
3- Skittish and fairly fast, nicely engaging. Lots of puffy little sounds that add up to a raucous whole.
4- Sparse, slowish. Lots of crazy percussion.
5- Quiet groany activity, into a nice midtempo flow after a few minutes. Slowly tuneful sax with a trill.
6- A creeping tunefulness on clarinet, slow and quiet. Starts cooking after about 4 minutes, a strong midtempo jam. Good start/stop point around -6:00. Then a pitter-patter drum solo and a slower, thoughful segment. It's long (14 minutes) but builds very nicely, worth an extended listen.

Track Listing
1.Please, Confirm! 4.Your Hope
2.Le Star 5.Alors! Bill Dit
3.Claire's Net 6.Shapes And Shadows