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New Haven Improvisers Collective / Interference
Album:Interference Collection:Jazz
Artist:New Haven Improvisers Collective Added:Sep 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-16 Pull Date:2009-01-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 18Jan 11Jan 4Dec 28Dec 14Nov 30Nov 23

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 16, 2009:Memory Select
Avenue B
4.Jan 02, 2009:Memory Select
At Least There's Pretty Lights
2.Jan 14, 2009:Hand Wash in Coleslaw
5.Jan 02, 2009:Music Casserole
3.Jan 06, 2009:The Long Form
Quantum Decoherence
6.Dec 31, 2008:Memory Select, Weds. edition
Elastic Moods And Paper Shirt Criminals

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-11-14 
A cross between calmer King Crimson, chamber music, and avant-jazz. There's something even a bit proggy about these artsy, heavily improvised instrumentals. Two guitars, viola, and woodwinds take the forefront -- the guitars, especially, steer things towards a minimalist one-note hopping or a Crimson-like, rock-informed flow. There's also a solo wordless vocalist, and of course bass and drums. Artsy modern-musical fun, not too academic.

1- Klezmer: Slow , drawn out intro, then midtempo popping guitars, almost King Crimson-like
2- Cool, scratchy viola groove

3-6 - Thirty-second minatures. #5 is fun and messy. #6 is goofy.

7- (18:10) Grand, slow start, into some quirky guitar/sax work. Stops at +5:43 for a staggery, avant-jazzy zone with cool bass and skittish guitars. Quiet zone midway, contemplative, even mystical. Ends with some aggressive bursts and pulses.

8- Pulsy stabs and stop/starts. Kinda cool.
9- Monk cover!
10- A boingy 27 seconds.
11- Vocals! A breathy and sometimes intense piece.
12- Stiff pulse, goofy little embellishments. Controlled mess!
13- Breezy and a bit exotic, with wandering sax
14- A drifting landscape. Distant and mysterious, but develops a cool beat later
15- Low-key but active, towards a dark, questioning crescendo

16-19 - More minatures, a bit sillier than the first set.

20- Searing, nearly bluesy guitar.
21- Fairly fast and tense.
22- Monk again! But done in a stranger, more chaotic way

Track Listing
1.Elastic Moods And Paper Shirt Criminals 12.Oberek Sokkyo
2.Microkairos 13.Darkmatter
3.Miniature 14.Gutted And Wired
4.Nhic Meets The Mummy 15.Chords
5.Trace Ernesto's Pensivity 16.Infinity Mirror
6.Whisper 17.Twain
7.Quantum Decoherence 18.Coin
8.9-3-7-1-6 19.At Least There's Pretty Lights
9.Straight No Chaser 20.Avenue B
10.Beatniks Revolt! (In Miniature) 21.Gravity
11.To Gorge 22.Straight No Chaser