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Hertenstein, Joe / Polylemma
Album:Polylemma Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hertenstein, Joe Added:08/2011
Label:Red Toucan 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-28 Pull Date:2011-10-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:30 Oct23 Oct2 Oct18 Sep4 Sep
Airplays:12122

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 25 Oct 11:Be Sharp
Rebop
4.Wed, 28 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Fri, 21 Oct 11:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
5.Fri, 16 Sep 11:abraxas
razor's edge
3.Tue, 18 Oct 11:Be Sharp
Rebop
6.Wed, 14 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-08-28 
JOE HERTENSTEIN, et al.: Polylemma
Red Toucan, 2011

AVANT-GARDE – This well-balanced quartet features an unusual bass clarinet / trumpet combination and a relaxed, open-ended sound. The material is challenging but approachable, sliding back and forth between intricately composed and freely improvised sections. Everyone plays creatively, but Hertenstein’s drums are a standout. You’ll have to listen close, though: these guys like it quiet.

Joe Hertenstein : drums
Thomas Heberer : trumpet
Joachim Badenhorst : bass clarinet
Pascal Niggenkemper : bass

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

1. 3:56 – open rhythm condenses into a slumping stroll, interwoven lines
2. 6:11 – very quiet & slow: drums rustle softly amidst long tones, mutterings
3. 5:16 – melody passed around, speeds up under solos, amorphous ending
4. 6:12 – structured improv vignettes, bubbling quietly against agitated drones
5. 6:02 – quiet urgency, falls into rolling drum solo, furtive bass/drum duo
6. 6:09 – climbing interplay, slides forward at an odd angle, briefly floats away
7. 8:07 – wide open: short phrases interact, slow friction, simmering sections
8. 3:59 – 12-tone row hopscotches into walking jazz groove, cool bass solo

[ Fo ] - August 2011

Track Listing
1.Polylemma 5.One Ocean At A Time
2.Garden 6.Crespect
3.Sugar's Dilemma 7.Banners N' Bubbles
4.Stratigraphy 8.Nupeez