|Gratkowski/Brown/Winant / Wake|
|Add Date:||2009-08-23||Pull Date:||2009-10-25||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||18 Oct||11 Oct||4 Oct||27 Sep||13 Sep||6 Sep|
|1.||Sat, 20 Jun 15:||Eme O|
|4.||Sat, 10 Oct 09:||Eme O|
|2.||Wed, 14 Oct 09:||fool|
public noize racket
|5.||Tue, 29 Sep 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select [new Tuesday time!]
|3.||Tue, 13 Oct 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select, guest Aram Shelton
|6.||Tue, 22 Sep 09:||Ben Wolfson|
Jena & Gomorrah
Abstract improvised music from piano, percussion, and clarinet, plus some electronic manipulations of the sound. Lots of tunable timpani -- the bass drum where you can bend the sound after hitting it. |
Instrumental, FCC clean.
Frank Gratkowski -- sax/clarinet
Chris Brown -- piano, electronics
William Winant -- percussion, including that cool tunable timpani
1- A busy and upbeat, playful clatter. Second half quiet. Some high points:
-21:00 ... nice segment with sublime piano, slappy metal percussion, and a high screech from clarinet. Then, tough-handed piano and vibraphone.
-16:40 ... coolly chattering percussion/electronics sounds
Midpoint ... very quiet. Still.
-8:30 ... quiet segment opens into soft piano, metallic electronics flying by
-4:40 ... Picks up volume and speed, into a loud timpani segment
2- Slow, an introspective crawl. Cool tuned-timpani bouncing sounds. Gets busier after -6:00, a tangle of sound like modern classical music. Last 3 minutes are quieter but fast, with liquidy insect-buzzing electronics.
3- Quite abstract and otherworldly. Buzzing and flapping sounds, especially from saxophone, and made even more abstract by the electronics playbacks. Really cool, but don't expect "jazz."
4- Serious tones. Blares like foghorns, which continue under hyper, nervous piano. Second half is more playful, with quizzical sax and melodic piano. High-toned frenzy near the end.
5- Sparse little sounds. After -9:30, it quickly gets loud and even explosive, with tense piano and scraping sax. After about -3:30, it simmers back down for a quiet ending, tranquil with a touch of menace.