Pavone, Mario Double Tenor Quintet / Ancestors
Album: Ancestors   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pavone, Mario Double Tenor Quintet   Added:Dec 2008
Label:Playscape Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-25 Pull Date: 2009-03-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 20, 2009: Memory Select
4. Feb 28, 2009: Music Casserole
Arc For Puppy
2. Mar 13, 2009: Memory Select
5. Feb 27, 2009: Memory Select, sfSound edition: Le Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda
3. Mar 06, 2009: Memory Select
6. Feb 18, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Strata Blue

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-20
I've always liked Mario Pavone, but wow, this album really knocked my socks off.

Great inside/out jazz, accessible modern stuff that's packed with tangly, complex ideas, free-jazz soloing, and some tough-handed bass playing by Pavone. Thick-fisted stuff with an edge; tough playing that shows the callouses and digs deep. Fast, hard playing can be found on every track; play any and all. FCC clean.

Mario Pavone (bass)
Tony Malaby (tenor/soprano sax)
Jimmy Greene (tenor/soprano sax, too)
Peter Madsen (piano)
Gerald Cleaver (drums)

1- Upbeat, with cheery declarative horns. Gets stormy, gruff, and ferocious during the first sax solo.
2- A tough kind of post-bop swing. Deliciously dense piano solo.
3- Fast patter, complex horn line. Gets fierce in spots. Wild piano solo.
4- Gets a bit tipsy/crazy. A breezy toughness: Lightly thudding bassline, languid horns over a skittish piano. Settles into a nice pulse and a good bass solo.
5- Manic and dizzying. They sure keep the piano busy. Applies a looser touch for the solos.
6- Quick 80-second blurb, part keystone cops.
7- A fast, heavy snap. Grabs you immediately. Tumbling space for solos.
8- Tangly bass solo. Dives into a chugging, tense theme. Slows up for some soaring solos.

Track Listing
1. Ancestors   5. Arc For Puppy
2. Strata Blue   6. Beige Structure
3. Tomes   7. Pachuca
4. Iskmix   8. Andrew