Boxdeserter / Two Revolutions
Album: Two Revolutions   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Boxdeserter   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Edgetone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-08 Pull Date: 2008-08-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 15
Airplays: 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 04, 2008: Memory Select
One at Home [excerpt]
4. Jun 09, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
One At Home
2. Jun 27, 2008: Memory Select
One Abroad [excerpt]
5. Jun 09, 2008: Now's the time
One Abroad
3. Jun 13, 2008: Memory Select
One at Home [excerpt]

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-05-10
Long free-jazz improvisations from a septet, plus a short lecture on Portugese colonialism!

Arranged on the spot by pianist Thollem McDonas, the pieces have a free jazz/free improv sound. Saxophones give it a jazzy ring, while the piano often feels like modern-classical music.

Brad Duncan -- Lecture (spoken word)
Hasan Abdur-Razzaq -- reeds
Michael Carey -- reeds
Marko Novachcoff -- reeds
Joel Peterson -- double bass
Kurt Prisbe -- drums
Steven Baker -- laotian mouth organ
Thollem McDonas -- piano, conduction

1- (36 mins.) First half is mostly quiet, with some spare jazzy sax solos in the first eight minutes. Midway, there's a spoken lecture on Portugese colonialism that leads into an intense jazzy segment, then a cooldown stretch. There's one last kick of lonely, squealy sax before a quiet ending.

2- More dynamic, with more riff-oriented and jazzlike segments. Explosive piano takes center stage early on, moving into some amusing noodling, sometimes clownish, sometimes rapid-fire. The 42-minute piece includes some free-jazz jamming and even a riff-based segment or two. The last 15 minutes features some aggressive playing and a free-jazz coda.

Track Listing
1. One At Home   2. One Abroad