|Mazurek, Rob Quintet / Sound Is|
|Artist:||Mazurek, Rob Quintet||Added:||05/2009|
|Add Date:||2009-07-12||Pull Date:||2009-09-13||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||13 Sep||6 Sep||30 Aug||23 Aug||16 Aug||9 Aug||2 Aug||26 Jul|
|1.||Jul 31, 2010:||Music Casserole |
|4.||Sep 04, 2009:||Memory Select |
The Dream Rocker/Beauty Wolf
|2.||Sep 11, 2009:||Memory Select - w/The Bad Plus |
|5.||Aug 28, 2009:||Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition |
The Earthquake Tree
|3.||Sep 11, 2009:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|6.||Aug 22, 2009:||Music Casserole |
The Hill, Nora Grace
Free jazz richly steeped in '60s jazz ideas -- lots of melody and soul, but also nice freely structured jams (2,3). Chiming vibes put a breezy air to the music. Even the clattery abstract tracks like 12 have a floaty quality to them (probably just the feeling I associate with vibraphone).|
Random splashes of electronics here and there -- not overbearing, but enough to let you know Mazurek isn't neglecting that side of his music.
1- Chiming vibes over a sense of disquiet
2- Snappy and breezy. Briskly aggressive drums.
3- Expansive, mid/fast free sprawl, but somehow laid-back in its purpose. SEGUES into:
4- Dark mysterious. Slowish groove, nicely pulsing, a warm dark summer midnight
5- Catchy: Lumbering mid/fast 6/8 riff
6- A soft, slow chiming, more warm than doomy (but a little doomy)
7- Freely rolling, and easygoing flow. SEGUES:
8- Relaxed, with a cool snap to the trumpet melody. Airy and catchy.
9- Breezy trumpet, bashing drums. SEGUES into:
10- A creeping little non-ballet with curly future/electronics sounds. Opens abstractly, shifts into a mellow melody
11- Trumpet solo over a chiming background. Gets more intense, with some electronics manipulation, until the background is nearly shrill. A very cool experimental little track. SEGUES into:
12- Dire tension. Clashing and abstract.
13- A pretty and light chiming. (No trumpet.) Fades early
14- Little kid singing and playing the piano. Cute, off-key. Opens with random electronics splash.