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Slumgum / Quardboard Flavored Fiber
Album:Quardboard Flavored Fiber Collection:Jazz
Artist:Slumgum Added:Aug 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-28 Pull Date:2011-10-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9Sep 25Sep 11Sep 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 28, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Puce Over Pumpkin With A Hint Of Lime
4.Oct 14, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Eshu's Trick
2.Oct 22, 2011:Music Casserole
Hancho Pancho
5.Oct 04, 2011:Rebop
3.Oct 18, 2011:Rebop
Eshu's Trick
6.Sep 21, 2011:Memory Select
Hancho Pancho

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-08-28 
SLUMGUM: Quardboard Flavored Fiber
Accretions, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – This elusive quartet is not afraid to take risks. They have a vibrant, gripping core sound that rises from a sort of urban moodiness, but they also flirt with free improv on several tracks and get into a bit of crunchy jazz-rock in #2. The odd-numbered tracks are variations on a single melody, with varying levels of abstraction.

Jon Armstrong : tenor sax & clarinet
Rory Cowal : piano & rhodes
Dave Tranchina : bass
Trevor Anderies : drums

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6… 10 if you’re up for it

1. 3:12 – sparse and cerebral, comes together in a brief surge, falls away
2. 5:08 – relaxed, off-kilter with Rhodes keyboard & cool rhythm, turns grungy
3. 2:52 – sax & piano wander over Afro-Caribbean rhythm, insistent improv
4. 9:08 – starts easy, speeds up under edgy sax, spins; neat rhodes/drum duo
5. 2:30 – very quiet, slow: moody sax, bright piano chords & tiptoe bass
6. 6:34 – mopey ballad: band comes in gradually, crests in center, then glides
7. 2:34 – very slow and deep, bass front and center, stretches upwards
8. 7:30 – spiky, stabbing theme gradually overcome by gently-flowing freedom
9. 3:16 – starts calm but dark, becomes agitated with creaky bass improv
10. 9:30 – vague, highly slippery stuff: good sax & bass solos, flies free at end
11. 4:04 – sloooow, emerges from silence, harsh bowed bass pulls it out

[ Fo ] - August 2011

Track Listing
1.Big Fun (Running In A Dream) 6.Afternoon
2.Hancho Pancho 7.Big Fun (Natural Liberation)
3.Big Fun (New Ruckus) 8.Quardboard Flavored Fiber
4.Eshu's Trick 9.Big Fun (Buzz Saw Flower Blossom)
5.Big Fun (Street Puddle Rainbow) 10.Puce Over Pumpkin With A Hint Of Lime
 11.Big Fun (The Bellows)