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 14Jun 7May 24May 17Apr 26Apr 19

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