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Noertker's Moxie / Some Circles
Album:Some Circles Collection:Jazz
Artist:Noertker's Moxie Added:02/2011
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-27 Pull Date:2011-05-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:1 May24 Apr17 Apr3 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar6 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 03, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Enchanted Mill
4.Apr 15, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Enchanted Mill
2.Apr 26, 2011:Rebop
Gate Of The Abandoned Garden
5.Apr 01, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
In Blue
3.Apr 19, 2011:Rebop
Fruits On Red
6.Mar 26, 2011:Music Casserole
Enchanted Mill

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-21 
Edgetone, 2010

CHAMBER JAZZ – Local bassist Bill Noertker continues his long-running series inspired by the works of great painters, turning to Kandinsky, Marc, and the “Blue Rider” expressionist movement. Mixing classical, improv and straight jazz, recorded over 10 years of live performances with an ever-changing cast, this is lively, unpredictable, but deeply thoughtful music.

Bill Noertker : bass, wooden flute
Annelise Zamula : tenor sax, flute
Amber Lamprecht : oboe
Jenny Maybee : piano
Jim Peterson, John Vaughn : alto saxes
Dave Mihaly, Dax Compise, Niels Myrner, Jason Levis : drums

All quite good! Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

1. 6:16 – well mannered swoops disintegrate, layered phrases, bird call flute
2. 6:36 – greasy blues: twin sax solos are gritty, with a drunken unsteadiness
3. 4:45 – cool tune! two flutes entwined over a churning, lopsided bass pulse
4. 6:04 – melancholy flute & oboe drift together in an open, abstract space
5. 8:27 – relaxed, circular melodies decay into free-ranging, very quiet improv
6. 2:35 – sweet saxophones weave around each other, understated bass/drums
7. 3:23 – sax/oboe/bass trio improvisation: slow, autumnal harmonies
8. 2:03 – another sax/oboe/bass improvisation: casual conversation, very nice
9. 4:35 – one more sax/oboe/bass improv: birdlike flutters in slowly shifting space
10. 7:02 – quiet bass/drum duo, then a jaunty, walking sax harmony/counterpoint
11. 6:27 – slow, stretched flute/oboe/bass; piano and ambient percussion look on
12. 7:47 – wonderful: calm horns over layered five-beat pulse, 2nd half abstracted

[ Fo ] 02/21/11

Track Listing
1.Birds 7.Fruits On Red
2.Gate Of The Abandoned Garden 8.Lying Bull
3.Enchanted Mill 9.Improvisation Xix
4.Little Joys 10.Mandrill
5.Some Circles 11.Calm Tension
6.Three Subjects, Polyphony 12.In Blue