Revolutionary Ensemble / Beyond The Boundary Of Time
Album: Beyond The Boundary Of Time   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Revolutionary Ensemble   Added:Mar 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-12 Pull Date: 2009-06-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 14 Jun 7 May 24 May 17 Apr 26 Apr 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 12, 2009: Memory Select
4. May 15, 2009: Memory Select
2. Jun 05, 2009: Memory Select
Improvisation 1
5. Apr 25, 2009: Music Casserole
3. May 22, 2009: Memory Select
Improvisation 1
6. Apr 24, 2009: Memory Select
Improvisation 2

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-04-05
Free jazz trio w/violin, the final live performance of this landmark group (violinist Leroy Jenkins died in 2007). Very nice stuff that shows respect for space but also gets into hard-driven improvising. The first three tracks are compositions, with long spaces where one or two members sit out. The last two are improvs that show off some nice group communicating.

1- Cool, knotty bass solo, then an airy, light violin melody that gets into some high-note soloing. A casual pace that gives space for some nice violin work.
2- Sour-toned bass and violin duetting, gets involved and tangly.
3- Scratchy, squeaky violin played fast. Regal horn tones (synth, I think). A patient bowed-bass solo. The last section features reverent tones on the chiramia, a wind instrument that sounds a little like an oboe(?), with some drum and synth accompaniment, grand and sprawling.
4- Cool pecking and popping from the strings, and some keyboard splashes. Drums supply an earthy beat later; then it all builds into a blurry frenzy with vicious violin sawing.
5- A tense backdrop for some melodic, free-spirit violin improvising.

Track Listing
1. Configuration   3. Le-Si-Jer
2. Usami   4. Improvisation 1
  5. Improvisation 2