Vu, Cuong / Vu-Tet
Album:Vu-Tet Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vu, Cuong Added:Jul 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-31 Pull Date:2008-11-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 2Oct 26Oct 19Oct 5Sep 28Sep 14Sep 7

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 31, 2008:Memory Select
Solitary Confinement
4.Oct 01, 2008:Brownian Bliss Out
2.Oct 24, 2008:Memory Select
Accelerated Thoughts
5.Sep 26, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Never, Ever, Ever
3.Oct 17, 2008:Memory Select: Tom Djll's "Mockracy"
Solitary Confinement [excerpt]
6.Sep 12, 2008:Memory Select
Accelerated Thoughts

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-08-31 
artistShare, 2008

MODERN JAZZ/AVANT-GARDE – Defying labels and expectations, trumpeter Cuong Vu leads a dynamic quartet with Chris Speed (sax/clarinet), Stomu Takeshi (bass) and Ted Poor (drums) through a kaleidoscopic set of deep soundscapes, technicolor freakouts and cerebral reflections, fed by exceptional interplay and a calm drive.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 7

1. 6:54 – slow & atmospheric, soft drone up to solemn majesty; lots of effects
2. 6:26 – rapid-fire phrases: rockin’ bass & drums; insane trumpet solo
3. 10:13 – starts relaxed & shadowy, grows intense; clarinet tiptoes through a minefield, trumpet calms and then blasts; great bass throughout
4. 7:03 – steady, almost a ballad; becomes resolute w/overlapping statements
5. 7:27 – sneaky/funky groove turns dark & reptilian; soaring trumpet/sax
6. 7:27 – melodic, but ponderous; introspective horns dance in slow-motion
7. 8:44 – relaxed and melodic: horns are calmly eloquent over steady beat

[ Fo ] 31-Aug-08

Track Listing
1.Intro 4.Just A Memory
2.Accelerated Thoughts 5.Never, Ever, Ever
3.Solitary Confinement 6.Now I Know (For Vina)
 7.I Promise