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Bey, Faruq Z. / Northwoods Improvisers / Emerging Field
Album:Emerging Field Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bey, Faruq Z. / Northwoods Improvisers Added:09/2010
Label:Entropy Stereo Recordings 

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Add Date:2010-11-07 Pull Date:2011-01-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:9 Jan12 Dec5 Dec28 Nov21 Nov14 Nov
Airplays:111121

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 07, 2011:The Jazz Hour - The Final Hour
Mokondi
4.Nov 27, 2010:Music Casserole
Truth Serum
2.Dec 08, 2010:Brown In Motion
Truth Serum
5.Nov 20, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Mokondi
3.Dec 01, 2010:Getting Over the Hump!
Mokondi
6.Nov 20, 2010:Music Casserole
Mokondi

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-11-06 
FARUQ Z BEY & NORTHWOODS IMPROVISERS: Emerging Field
Entropy Stereo, 2010

AVANT-GARDE – Cool sextet with a low, dusky, exotic sound. This is in a sort of 1970s loft-scene vein, quite accessible, matching midtempo grooves with relaxed improvisation. No frantic freakouts here: this is cerebral yet head nodding (or even toe-tapping) avant-jazz.

All very good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9

1. 5:22 – mopey horns slouch into a slow, rumbling piece; good atmosphere
2. 7:54 – uptempo exotica groove: relaxed vibes & moody sax solos
3. 2:22 – atmospheric intro: low tones from bowed bass & clarinet
4. 8:41 – slow, bunny-hopping intro: solos are twisty but controlled, nice vibes
5. 7:07 – surging, oddball groove: saxes explore, poking & prodding at rhythm
6. 12:15 – Ornette Coleman tune: slooow and delicate, solos float in space
7. 9:09 – exotic dance, spins gently on an oblique axis, cerebral horn work
8. 10:58 – slow: cautious melody, low tribal beat, eloquent sax solos
9. 12:32 – free jazz: horn phrases converge around quick, spinning rhythm

[ Fo ] 11/06/10

Track Listing
1.Truth Serum 5.Emerging Field Suite: Currents
2.Mokondi 6.Beauty Is A Rare Thing
3.Emerging Field Suite: Opening 7.Song Of The Khemti Nobles
4.Emerging Field Suite: Emergency Blue 8.Tenere'
 9.Pre-Text