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Wilson, Tony 6tet / Pearls Before Swine
Album:Pearls Before Swine Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wilson, Tony 6tet Added:Nov 2007
Label:Drip Audio 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-12-24 Pull Date:2008-02-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 24Feb 10Feb 3Jan 27Jan 20Jan 13Jan 6

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 26, 2010:Memory Select, early edition
I Am The Walrus
4.Feb 08, 2008:Memory Select
I Am The Walrus
2.Aug 15, 2008:Memory Select
I Am The Walrus
5.Feb 01, 2008:Memory Select
For Fela Kuti #2
3.Feb 19, 2008:The Wonder Beatles of Canada
I Am The Walrus
6.Jan 25, 2008:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-12-14 
Adventurous and often rocking and/or silly. Jazz band led by Canadian guitarist Wilson and including violin and trumpet. Music is often bright, mixing uptempo out-jazz composing with rocking guitar and, sometimes, joking attitiude. Songs include accessible, toe-tapping themes but sometimes break for totally free improv: abstract, weird stuff. Instrumental except for 12. FCC clean.

Tony Wilson -- guitar, kalimba, loops
JP Carter -- trumpet, electronics
Masa Anzai -- sax, electronics
Russell Sholberg -- bass
Jesse Zubot -- violin
Skye Brooks -- drums

1- Rock out: Tense, mid/fast, head-bobbing
2- Pulsing guitar step, then a happy jazz blast and a spacious free improv. Nice flowing ending.
3- Fast and tense. Great free solos later on.
4- Airy abstraction, slow ... then a quiet mid/fast track
5- "I Am the Walrus:" Big and loud, with crazy free break and general rocking out.
6- Dancing violin squeaks, into a relaxed mid/fast piece, nice
7- Cool rolling feel, titled "For Fela Kuti." Bright. Free improv break gets more sparse and abrasive.
8- Country/Western! Skronk! Some metal? Fun! (Monk cover!)
9- Mid/fast, strong happy beat. HALTS for quiet improv, then rocks out
10- Gentle, pretty, with warped trumpet lines. Cool!
11- Klezmer traces in a fast head-bobbing beat. Middle is gloomier, with slow proto-metal guitar
12- Soft, sincerely pretty, w/vocals & country violin feel

Track Listing
1.Ee-Gypt-Me 7.For Fela Kuti #2
2.Squirk 8.Hornin' In
3.Boo-Dat 9.A Bit More
4.Innocent Objections 10.J.P.'s Tune
5.I Am The Walrus 11.Jim
6.Jesse's Tune 12.Junkyard Sea