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Littlefield, Patti / Mark Weaver / Resonance
Album:Resonance Collection:Jazz
Artist:Littlefield, Patti / Mark Weaver Added:May 2009
Label:Plutonium Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-12 Pull Date:2009-09-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 13Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16Aug 9Aug 2Jul 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2009:Over the Full Moon Hump!
4.Aug 28, 2009:Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
A Grain Of Mustard Seed
2.Sep 11, 2009:Memory Select - w/The Bad Plus
House Of The Rising Sun
5.Aug 22, 2009:Music Casserole
You're My Thrill
3.Sep 11, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
House Of The Rising Sun
6.Aug 14, 2009:Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
Perfect Blues

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-14 
Plutonium, 2008

VOICE/TUBA DUETS – Here’s a unique sound out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Singer Littlefield pulls and stretches her voice in odd directions: she plays it straight or a bit “out,” but makes either approach sound unsettling. Weaver’s tuba (or didgeridoo or trombone) adds rhythmic bass lines, color, and texture. Full band on 6 & 8. FCC clean.

* * * * | All interesting. Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 6, 9

1. 3:19 – standard: vocal winds around tuba bassline; erotic poetry break
2. 5:01 – sardonic vocal delivery with walking tuba line, some basic scatting
3. 7:11 – slow, dissonant: tuba/trombone drone; poetic lyric, scat from space; second half scatting over an oblique walking rhythm
4. 4:36 – exotic: didgeridoo bounce, mysterious vocal expands/contracts
5. 4:02 – sinuous vocal, interesting lyric over busy tuba bassline
6. 6:54 – old tune, new sound: slow didgeridoo/guitar/drums, passionate vocal
7. 4:42 – standard: creeping/slinking vocal over spare tuba; wordless section
8. 6:30 – 1960s country classic: slow tuba/guitar/drums, storytelling vocal gets intense!
9. 2:47 – tuba & handclaps sound like a polka! overdubbed scatting vocals

[ Fo ] 06/14/09

Track Listing
1.You're My Thrill 5.Perfect Blues
2.Small Day Tomorrow 6.House Of The Rising Sun
3.A Grain Of Mustard Seed 7.Caravan
4.Footprints 8.Ode To Billie Joe
 9.Jitterbug Waltz