|New Haven Improvisers Collective / Interference|
|Artist:||New Haven Improvisers Collective||Added:||09/2008|
|Add Date:||2008-11-16||Pull Date:||2009-01-18||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||18 Jan||11 Jan||4 Jan||28 Dec||14 Dec||30 Nov||23 Nov|
|1.||Fri, 16 Jan 09:||Wedge|
|4.||Fri, 02 Jan 09:||Wedge|
|2.||Wed, 14 Jan 09:||Red West|
Hand Wash in Coleslaw
|5.||Fri, 02 Jan 09:||Eme O|
|3.||Tue, 06 Jan 09:||Wedge|
The Long Form
|6.||Wed, 31 Dec 08:||Wedge|
Memory Select, Weds. edition
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