|Ochs, Larry / Sax & Drumming Core / Up From Under|
|Album:||Up From Under||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Ochs, Larry / Sax & Drumming Core||Added:||Oct 2007|
|Add Date:||2007-11-25||Pull Date:||2008-01-27||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Jan 27||Jan 6||Dec 23||Dec 9||Dec 2|
|1.||Dec 02, 2012:||Jazz Iz and Den Some |
|4.||Jun 13, 2008:||Memory Select |
Up From Under
|2.||Apr 08, 2010:||Memory Select |
|5.||Feb 01, 2008:||Memory Select |
|3.||May 15, 2009:||Memory Select |
Up From Under
|6.||Jan 25, 2008:||Memory Select |
Saxophone and two drummers, playing free jazz that often deals a deft, subtle hand but can also get crazy. You get some nicely blazing free jazz but lots of long, thoughtful passages too. |
The drummers, Scott Amendola and Donald Robinson, do a great job creating an interwoven sound without creating a big crashing mess. Larry Ochs on sax is the lead voice, spinning free-form melodies mixed in with some downright cool sax tricks.
These pieces aren't purely improvised but are compositions by Ochs (one co-written with Amendola).
1- Brash midtempo, tumbling and aggressive from the start. Cools down later but stays edgy.
2- An almost mournful melody, sparse and a bit Balkan-influenced. Delicate drumming w/brushes, very nice.
3- Softly declarative. Lots of quiet snare, and sharply buzzy sax chirping. Brash later but stays spacious.
4- The catchy, energetic one. Starts with a jazzy sad melody w/Persian exotic touch. After 4 minutes, second half gets into a driven fast beat and a blazing ending.
5- Softly urgent, tense. Mid/fast rhythms. Gets into fast fluttering and tribal pounding.
6- Jazzy: Rolling, snappy, loud. With a soothing drum interlude.
7- Quiet, almost an Asian tone, with soft toms drumming that sounds really cool.
8- A choppy, buzzy, free-jazz flow. Nicely rough-edged, fast/dark. Careens around like an aria, like a storytelling.
|1.||Up From Under||5.||Neonawi|
|4.||And Nothing But...||8.||Finn Passes Pluto|