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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The 19 selections on this colorful set are free improvisations. The cornet-tenor-tuba-drums quartet sometimes engages in swinging free bop as on "Slips" but much of the time is actually involved in sound explorations and rather random interplay. The one non-Chicagoan, European tuba player Marc Unternahrer, is particularly skillful and versatile, displaying a wide range of tonal distortions and operating both as a member of the rhythm section and frequently as one of the lead voices. Cornetist Josh Berman and tenor-saxophonist Keefe Jackson work well off each other while drummer Frank Rosaly is mostly very much in the background. All of that said, because of the very ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The 19 selections on this colorful set are free improvisations. The cornet-tenor-tuba-drums quartet sometimes engages in swinging free bop as on "Slips" but much of the time is actually involved in sound explorations and rather random interplay. The one non-Chicagoan, European tuba player Marc Unternahrer, is particularly skillful and versatile, displaying a wide range of tonal distortions and operating both as a member of the rhythm section and frequently as one of the lead voices. Cornetist Josh Berman and tenor-saxophonist Keefe Jackson work well off each other while drummer Frank Rosaly is mostly very much in the background. All of that said, because of the very spontaneous nature of this music, not everything works and there are stretches that are a bit tedious before inspiration and good luck strikes again. It is worth a few listens as long as listeners are patient and tolerant.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153056124
  • Catalog Number: 561
  • Sales rank: 221,640

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slips (2:41)
  2. 2 Five Handfuls (3:30)
  3. 3 Three of Three (0:35)
  4. 4 Skidding (1:12)
  5. 5 One of Three (0:27)
  6. 6 Trouble (3:29)
  7. 7 Our Thing (4:47)
  8. 8 Pedal Past (1:39)
  9. 9 Soon Enough (7:26)
  10. 10 Dos (2:09)
  11. 11 A Little Paler (2:15)
  12. 12 Fairly Fast (2:08)
  13. 13 Walls (7:16)
  14. 14 Take the Place (13:02)
  15. 15 Over the Wire (2:22)
  16. 16 Spend Your Life (1:52)
  17. 17 Two of Three (1:11)
  18. 18 Someone Came and Took Yours and Left You His (4:51)
  19. 19 One-O-One (1:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Chicago Luzern Exchange Primary Artist
Frank Rosaly Drums
Josh Berman Cornet
Keefe Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Mark Unternahrer Tuba
Technical Credits
Robert G. Koester Audio Production
Larry Kart Liner Notes
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