|Ellis, Mike / Chicago Spontaneous Combustion Suite|
|Album:||Chicago Spontaneous Combustion Suite||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2008-02-24||Pull Date:||2008-04-27||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||27 Apr||20 Apr||16 Mar||2 Mar|
|1.||Apr 25, 2008:||Memory Select |
|3.||Mar 14, 2008:||Memory Select |
|2.||Apr 18, 2008:||Memory Select: Glennie/Frith preview |
|4.||Feb 29, 2008:||Memory Select |
Part 2 [excerpt]
Abstract improvisation from a horn-heavy quintet, mostly keeping to a jazzy feel but with touches of European "sound experiment" improv. |
The 1- and 2-minute snippets are some of the best tracks, with a fun and direct approach -- they'd make nice interludes during any show. Longer tracks, such as the first three, tend to wander and favor a slower atmosphere -- rewarding, but requiring more patience.
Doesn't compare well to some of the improv efforts out of Europe (one jazz-related example being Tony Bianco and Paul Dunmall's "Hour Glass" album) ... the five members seem a bit too cautious, and that can bog down some of the longer tracks.
1- Perky horns at start; slows to a groaning middle section.
2- Long track. Starts with bruising aggression, later slips into a quieter, jazzy sound
3- Slow, bleating. Almost a jazzy feel. Some cool fast soloing near the end.
4- Brisk, jazzy, breezy
5- Perky fast chamber music, a bit fun
7- Burly baritone sax & jazzy drum rolling
8- A quick-stepping march, feels incomplete
9- Gets into some almost straight-jazz soloing and a fast toe-tapping triple-solo segment, after a quiet start. Mid/fast, nice.
10- Some dramatic bowed bass....
11- Slow horns
13- Careful horn lines, not entirely successful.
14- Drum solo: careful snare work
15- Bass solo
16- Solo bass trumpet
17- Solo trumpet
18- Fluttery sax solo
19- Spirited group improv, fairly fast, short.
|1.||Part 1||10.||Part 10|
|2.||Part 2||11.||Part 11|
|3.||Part 3||12.||Part 12|
|4.||Part 4||13.||Part 13|
|5.||Part 5||14.||Part 14|
|6.||Part 6||15.||Part 15|
|7.||Part 7||16.||Part 16|
|8.||Part 8||17.||Part 17|
|9.||Part 9||18.||Part 18|