Webber, Anna / Third Floor People
Album:Third Floor People Collection:Jazz
Artist:Webber, Anna Added:Jan 2011
Label:Nowt Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-01-02 Pull Date:2011-03-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 6Feb 27Feb 20Feb 13Feb 6Jan 30

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2011:Rebop
4.Feb 15, 2011:Rebop
2.Feb 25, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Parallelissimo 1
5.Feb 06, 2011:Donner Party
Parallelissimo 2, Le Pont, Awkward
3.Feb 22, 2011:Rebop
Une Myriade
6.Feb 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-01-01 
ANNA WEBBER: Third Floor People
Nowt, 2010

AVANT-JAZZ – Flutist/saxophonist Anna Webber alternates between two quartets on her debut release as a leader, merging the divergent musical spirits of New York and Montreal: one tense and spiky, the other more fluid and open. Webber bridges the two with assured playing and a fearless, edgy compositional style. She’s one to watch.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9

1. 2:32 – slow, curving melody; harsh, gritty guitar rises up and takes over
2. 5:20 – uptempo rockin’… tight flute & trumpet, overflowing drums & guitar
3. 7:44 – moody melody dragged over hard rhythm; calms for sax/guitar solos
4. 10:17 – percolation & whiny sax, builds up energy, but drifts into a vast, empty space after 4 minutes… calm exploration the rest of the way
5. 7:02 – laid-back & folksy over flute pattern, crests, ebbs, flute solo warps it
6. 5:00 – oblique chugging, almost catchy, jumps into rock as guitar takes off
7. 3:55 – angular flute into scribbly free jazz; slows for trumpet, jumps back
8. 6:51 – intriguing melody, steady drums; drifts into freedom, then surges
9. 7:24 – brooding unison melody; thoughtful trumpet, haunted flute solo
10. 7:35 – jerky rhythm, horns orbit each other, sax & guitar wriggle away
11. 3:15 – same melody as #1, but it maintains a calmer feel

[ Fo ] 01/01/11

Track Listing
1.Third Floor People 1 6.Not Stop Rocking
2.Awkward 7.Une Myriade
3.Parallelissimo 1 8.Boo Boo Boo Daa
4.Glimpses 9.Le Pont
5.Hymn 10.Parallelissimo 2
 11.Third Floor People 2