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Old Dog / By Any Other Name
Album:By Any Other Name Collection:Jazz
Artist:Old Dog Added:06/2009
Label:Porter Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-19 Pull Date:2009-09-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:20 Sep6 Sep23 Aug16 Aug2 Aug26 Jul
Airplays:211212

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 16 Sep 09:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
4.Fri, 21 Aug 09:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Tue, 15 Sep 09:Ben Wolfson
Jena & Gomorrah Get Convoked
5.Fri, 14 Aug 09:Wedge
Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
3.Fri, 04 Sep 09:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Sun, 09 Aug 09:Steven
Transmission Overload

Album Review
Wedge
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)