|Melford, Myra / Trio M / Big Picture|
|Artist:||Melford, Myra / Trio M||Added:||10/2007|
|Add Date:||2008-01-06||Pull Date:||2008-03-10||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||9 Mar||2 Mar||10 Feb||3 Feb||27 Jan||13 Jan|
|1.||Fri, 08 Jan 16:||Be Sharp|
|4.||Fri, 02 May 08:||Wedge|
|2.||Fri, 06 Nov 15:||Be Sharp|
|5.||Fri, 07 Mar 08:||Wedge|
|3.||Fri, 19 Jun 09:||Wedge|
|6.||Fri, 29 Feb 08:||Wedge|
Piano/bass/drums, accessible but in unconventional terms, as you'd expect from the members: Myra Melford (piano), Mark Dresser (bass), Matt Wilson (drums). Call it "free jazz," I suppose -- music with ties to the jazz tradition but a freedom to go beyond standard forms. Should appeal to "inside" jazz fans, especially 1,2,5. Many tracks start slow, but don't be fooled -- all but #6 get cooking as the players dig in. |
1- (7:35) Upbeat; gets into mid/fast, hard-stepping tempo as all three members trade off quick little solos. Yes!
2- (5:13) Loose mid/fast, wandering, chipper. Lingering intro.
3- (5:41) Bursty activity: Halting splashes of aggressive playing, almost like a game. Even some gospel motifs.
4- (13:22) Lightly jittery, darting. Gets into some hyper-bebop moments, great fun. Second half is slower, lingering, with lots of bowed bass.
5- (6:54) Jazzy melody, a touch of blues. Could pass for club jazz although it catches fire and thrashes a bit later on.
6- (6:00) ECM-like: Atmospheric bowed bass, expansive piano chords. Pretty.
7- (5:23) Classical riff, into a stiff and catchy beat as the piano continues to wander.
|1.||Brainfire And Buglight||4.||Big Picture|
|2.||For Bradford||5.||Modern Pine|
|3.||Naive Art||6.||Secrets To Tell You|