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Cowley, Neil Trio / Radio Silence
Album:Radio Silence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cowley, Neil Trio Added:01/2012
Label:Naim Audio 

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Add Date:2012-01-16 Pull Date:2012-03-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:18 Mar11 Mar4 Mar26 Feb19 Feb12 Feb5 Feb29 Jan
Airplays:11253213

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 15, 2013:no voices aloud
Gerald
4.Apr 28, 2012:new voices aloud: admit weekend edition
Monoface
2.Jan 04, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum: Top Jazz of 2012
Stereoface
5.Mar 13, 2012:Rebop
Vice Skating
3.Jun 02, 2012:no voices aloud
Monoface
6.Mar 06, 2012:Rebop
Stereoface

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-01-15 
NEIL COWLEY TRIO: Radio Silence
Naim Jazz, 2011

MODERN JAZZ/ROCK – This British piano trio works that line between modern jazz and instrumental rock/pop. Many groups in this space go for either arty intellectualism or bombastic noise, but Cowley finds a comfortable middle ground, touching both those extremes but mostly doing his own thing. This is a very likeable disc, beautifully balanced between huge, stony, unyielding themes and soft elegance.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9

1. 5:20 – abstracted intro; big stomping theme with quiet linking stretches
2. 6:01 – chilly, aloof theme stands like a monolith; soft, complex trio interplay
3. 5:26 – strong rolling theme, very tender in the middle, but huge at the end
4. 3:44 – improvisational trio interplay, dodges/flees a cute melodic core
5. 3:52 – solid rock beat; catchy melody & tricky shifts, bursts with joy
6. 5:06 – monolithic theme with soft edges and several introspective breaks
7. 6:00 – a catchier, more pop-like variation on #1, flows into playful solo
8. 5:49 – perky bounce with a jittery, angular streak, hard crunch in the middle
9. 7:00 – drifts in, then bright & flowing, builds up to thrusting peaks, falls back. This track is 7:00 long, then 2:00 of silence before a “hidden” track

[ Fo ] - January 2012

Track Listing
1.Monoface 5.Gerald
2.Radio Silence 6.Desert To Rabat
3.Vice Skating 7.Stereoface
4.A French Lesson 8.Hug The Greyhound
 9.Portal