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Léandre, Joëlle & Àkosh S. / Kor
Album:Kor Collection:Jazz
Artist:Léandre, Joëlle & Àkosh S. Added:01/2009
Label:Leo Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-14 Pull Date:2009-04-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:5 Apr22 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb

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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-02-13 
Leo, 2008

IMPROV – Far-out duets between bassist Leandre and reedist Àkosh Szelevényi, a mix of the sparse intimacy you’d expect from a duo and a surprisingly full, multi-layered sound spiked with vocal growls and grunts. Bristles with raw energy... this will definitely get their attention.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 6, 7

1. 13:28 – bowed bass & clarinet overlap like a chorus of frogs; barks & squeaks; 2nd half very quiet w/bell, big pauses, then screeching sax
2. 9:00 – starts with rustling/breathing/groaning; then sax tiptoes, skronks & screams over churning waves; becomes calm, then downright evil
3. 1:59 – plaintive horn wails over low bass drone, like a muezzin’s call
4. 5:27 – vibrating flute drone interacts with high bass squeaks
5. 14:00 – melodic solo sax, then close interplay with thin bass (like two flies, aimlessly buzzing). Becomes skittery, then pained, very quiet at midpoint, then inquisitive in second half... ends on a drunken note
6. 3:13 – impressively creaky bowed bass solo: remarkable free technique
7. 4:21 – low drone with whispers; becomes quicker/more sinister, settles back

[ Fo ] 02/13/09

Track Listing
1.Part 1 4.Part 4
2.Part 2 5.Part 5
3.Part 3 6.Part 6
 7.Part 7