Nozen / Live! Au Upstairs
Album:Live! Au Upstairs Collection:Jazz
Artist:Nozen Added:Jan 2010
Label:Malasartes Musique 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-04-04 Pull Date:2010-06-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 6May 16May 2Apr 25Apr 18Apr 11

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 11, 2015:2-11-2015
There's A Cat In Da House, El Loco
4.May 01, 2010:Music Casserole
A Hole In My Shoe
2.Jun 03, 2010:Memory Select
No Soap
5.Apr 23, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Jour De Mariage
3.May 13, 2010:Morning Glory (sittin' in for JC's Epiphany of Sound)
No Soap
6.Apr 22, 2010:Memory Select
QuiƩn Me Corre?

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-04-04 
NOZEN: Live! Au Upstairs
Malasartes Musique, 2009

AVANT/KLEZMER – This engaging quartet out of Quebec blends modern/avant jazz and Eastern European Jewish music. They’re not as raucous as some other groups in this vein, preferring mysterioso creeps and slides for the most part, but the music heats up significantly when the occasion calls for it.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

1. 6:38 – spoken intro; bouncy midtempo theme; exotically swirling solos
2. 6:05 – cool, funky low-key groove, drums keep it rolling, second half livelier
3. 4:42 – brisk bounce: sax solo has a steady burn, drums stay busy
4. 6:49 – slow, sweetly melancholy: sax and guitar share some quality time
5. 5:55 – low, propulsive groove: prowling guitar, agitated sax, hot drum solo
6. 6:26 – sneaky glide and a calm bounce; briefly breaks out into wildness
7. 3:40 – low and sneaky groove adds just a hint of Spain, lyrical sax
8. 4:42 – relaxed dance, but wailing guitar/sneering sax make it loud & edgy
9. 7:27 – cool mystery stroll: bass drifts into dark alleyway, sax gets squirrelly
10. 3:07 – sweet, nostalgic ballad; sax & guitar stick close
11. 6:38 – sinister bass grinds under rockin’ guitar, lilting/wailing sax
12. 10:57 – slow, melancholy folksong builds up… [~5 mins, then one minute silence, then the same track played backwards]

[ Fo ] 04/04/10

Track Listing
1.Ça Coule, Ça Coule! 7.No Es Bueno Que El Hombre Esté Solo
2.No Soap 8.Stop Jumping!
3.Quién Me Corre? 9.A Hole In My Shoe
4.Jour De Mariage 10.Danza Del Pantalon
5.El Loco 11.Spread The News
6.There's A Cat In Da House 12.No Milk No Sugar