Old Dog / By Any Other Name
Album: By Any Other Name   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Old Dog   Added:Jun 2009
Label:Porter Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-19 Pull Date: 2009-09-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 20 Sep 6 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 2 Jul 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 16, 2009: Brownian Motion
Round And Round
4. Aug 21, 2009: Memory Select
By Any Other Name (Trio Version)
2. Sep 15, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah Get Convoked
By Any Other Name (Quartet Version)
5. Aug 14, 2009: Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
Endless Return
3. Sep 04, 2009: Memory Select
Round And Round
6. Aug 09, 2009: Transmission Overload
Endless Return

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-18
Jazz quartet with sax and vibraphone; modern/free composing ideas and some improvised tracks that sometimes fall into grooves and riffs but also offer plenty of free/abstract playing (2,4,7,8). It's four old guys in the band. Louie Belogenis throws in some energetic sax, and Karl Berger on vibes is terrific as well.

For something catchy, try 2 or 6 ... or 4, which starts out abstract but develops a groove.

Michael Bisio - bass, composing (on the non-improvised tracks)
Karl Berger - vibes, piano
Louie Belogenis - tenor sax
Warren Smith - drums

1- Slow; a cross between lovely and foreboding, based on a nice bass theme
2- A strong pulsing bass, tense piano. A really good mid/fast track
3- Dribbly theme, into fast fast soloing
4- Dark, grumpy. Noisy sawed bass, sax gets spastic and harsh (but not overly loud). Gets into a driven little groove that's quite nice.
5- A slowish, wandering piece, with spirited drums
6- Bright and swingy.
7- Improvised. A slow and big sound, with buzzy sax
8- Eleven-minute improvised piece. Buzzy, towering mid/slow sax early on; a splashy vibes solo in the middle.
9- Reprise of 1, with vibraphone added. There's a relaxed and open bass solo late in the piece, with Bisio playing a warbling and wandering pizzicato behind quiet vibes and drums.

Track Listing
1. By Any Other Name (Trio Version)   5. Living Large
2. Endless Return   6. Zephyr Revisited
3. Swa Swu Sui   7. Who Are You?
4. Round And Round   8. Constellation
  9. By Any Other Name (Quartet Version)