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Sorey, Tyshawn / Oblique-I
Album:Oblique-I Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sorey, Tyshawn Added:Nov 2011
Label:Pi Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-13 Pull Date:2012-01-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 15Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18Dec 4Nov 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 14, 2012:Music Casserole
4.Dec 27, 2011:Rebop
2.Jan 10, 2012:Rebop
5.Dec 23, 2011:Memory Select
3.Jan 03, 2012:Rebop
6.Dec 16, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-13 
Pi, 2011

AVANT-JAZZ – Drummer Tyshawn Sorey has been widely acclaimed as an up & coming force in creative jazz, and his work as a sideman on recordings by Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman and others (mostly on Pi) has been excellent. But his own releases have been starkly minimalist. Now, Sorey finally breaks out with spellbinding compositions and an ace quintet, giving ten marvelous studies in concentrated complexity.

Tyshawn Sorey : drums
Loren Stillman : alto sax
Todd Neufeld : guitars
John Escreet : piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Chris Tordini : bass

Try any track! Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

1. 7:24 – tumbling, clattering, angular… fast & free ensemble, sax thinks it out
2. 3:40 – cerebral sax refracts odd piano chords; dusky bass & drums go deep
3. 11:00 – keyboard sets up trudging, cyclical march; sax expands, guitar drifts
4. 4:50 – solo saxophone (Loren Stillman) hops and creeps
5. 6:00 – midtempo pressing theme; piano, sax & drums stretch it apart nicely
6. 6:52 – calm, curving feel: quintet moves with grace, sax solo reaches out
7. 8:47 – jittery parallel improv & oddball grooves, rubber-band guitar sound
8. 8:58 – slow, quiet dreamscape: soft drums creep under enigmatic solos
9. 12:03 – knotty theme; great drums drive solos; some wide-open spaces
10. 7:00 – trios steps carefully, gradually builds up a surge; quintet slinks away

[ Fo ] - November 2011

Track Listing
1.Twenty 6.Twenty-Four
2.Eight 7.Seventeen
3.Thirty-Five 8.Twenty-Five
4.Eighteen 9.Fifteen
5.Forty 10.Thirty-Six