Jim Fox: The City The Wind Swept Away

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
This 22-minute ambient tone poem could serve as the end credit score for a motion picture showing the desolation of a deserted city whose landmarks have been blown away by something or other. The piece opens with a serene, attractive tune stated by the piano over sheets of sound from a string quartet. Eventually low-pitched trombone clusters join the string quartet as the piano part becomes even simpler. There are passages of stasis as the piece tries to figure out what to do next but Jim Fox usually comes up with some densely sustained new ideas before things drift for too long. As in other entries in this series, the CD-single format is a good way to impose some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
This 22-minute ambient tone poem could serve as the end credit score for a motion picture showing the desolation of a deserted city whose landmarks have been blown away by something or other. The piece opens with a serene, attractive tune stated by the piano over sheets of sound from a string quartet. Eventually low-pitched trombone clusters join the string quartet as the piano part becomes even simpler. There are passages of stasis as the piece tries to figure out what to do next but Jim Fox usually comes up with some densely sustained new ideas before things drift for too long. As in other entries in this series, the CD-single format is a good way to impose some discipline on the longeurs of the ambient style heard here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Cold Blue Label
  • UPC: 800413001522
  • Catalog Number: 15
  • Sales rank: 175,934

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Kent Violin
Maria Newman Viola
Brian Pezzone Piano
Bob Sanders Bass Trombone
Rob Lorentz Violin
Jeannie Little Trombone
Robin Lorentz Violin
David Stetson Bass Trombone
Alex Iles Trombone
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Technical Credits
Jim Fox Producer, Cover Photo
Kevin Gray Mastering
Kevin L. Gray Mastering
Jim Fox Producer, Cover Photo
Scott Fraser Engineer, Engineering
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