Davis, Kris / Rye Eclipse
Album: Rye Eclipse   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Davis, Kris   Added:Jun 2008
Label:Fresh Sound New Talent  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-28 Pull Date: 2008-11-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 12 Oct 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 28, 2008: Memory Select, Time Traveler Edition
Black Tunnel
4. Oct 31, 2008: Memory Select
Prairie Eyes
2. Nov 14, 2008: Memory Select
Black Tunnel
5. Oct 24, 2008: Memory Select
Black Tunnel
3. Nov 07, 2008: Memory Select
Rye Eclipse
6. Oct 10, 2008: Memory Select
Minnow Bucket

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-09-21
Davis goes over the edge into avant-garde territory with these piano/sax-led pieces. Marvellous stuff that falls more on the improv side than the composed side, with a playfully adventurous attitude -- lots of attitude. Piano can be gnarled and heavy, but on tracks like 7 displays a playful light touch. Tony Malaby on sax flutters, darts, and sometimes piles on the heavy storming. Doesn't sound quite like your normal "improv" session, nor is it a carbon copy of '60s free jazz. It's fresh, and impressive.

1- Big, lumbering intro, into a quieter zone that builds into a machine-like groove.
2- Jagged and stumbling. Cool stuff.
3- Cautious, sneaking, but blossoms into a dire midtempo composition with some really nice sax soloing
4- Pleasantly fast jam, scattered and carefree
5- Delicate and slow
6- Mid/fast, gets growly
7- Quiet, light, fast parts interspersed with a dark, dire composition. Lots of fun, smart-alecky piano in there. Ends with tiny tiny pecking.
8- Abrasive sax flutters, a slowly tumultous improv.

Track Listing
1. Rye Eclipse   5. Empty Beehive
2. Wayne Oskar   6. Samuro
3. Prairie Eyes   7. Black Tunnel
4. Minnow Bucket   8. Rye Ressurrected